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Daemon
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skinflint

(noun) A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend.

Synonyms: scrooge, churl, niggard

Usage: He had earned for himself the reputation of an awful skinflint, of a miser in the matter of living.
Sayyed Hassan
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imple Definition of skinflint
: a person who hates to spend money
The Grand Chawhee
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NOT to be confused with a "skin flute."
Chazlee
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Daemon wrote:
skinflint

(noun) A selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend.

Synonyms: scrooge, churl, niggard

Usage: He had earned for himself the reputation of an awful skinflint, of a miser in the matter of living.


Why is there not an idiom for a person who hates to waste money, but is willing to give or spend it on things which the person thinks is important?

“I regret that the press treats me so badly.” Donald Trump.
Irma Crespo
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Noun 1. skinflint - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spendskinflint - a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
niggard, scrooge, churl
hoarder - a person who accumulates things and hides them away for future use
pinchgut - a niggardly person who starves himself (and others)
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