To pinch pennies In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "to pinch pennies", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Mirabella Luu calendar 2020-12-23 02:12

Meaning of To pinch pennies


economize , set aside money , pinch and scrape

To pinch pennies old-fashioned verb phrase

To save as much money as possible

She is trying to pinch pennies with to move to a new apartment.

We used to pinch pennies to feed four mouths of the family.

I have pinched pennies all year so that I can travel to Australia in December.

Other phrases about:

a golden key can open any door
Anything can be accomplished with sufficient money (or the promise of it)
put the bite on (one)

Used to say that someone attempts to get money from you.

a light purse makes a heavy heart

Feeling worried about finance.

earn a/your crust

To do work of any kind to earn a living

don't spend it all in one place

A joking phrase used when someone receives a small amount of money 

Grammar and Usage of To pinch pennies

Verb Forms

  • pinched pennies
  • pinches pennies
  • to pinch pennies
  • pinch pennies

The verb "pinch" should be conjugated according to its tense.

Origin of To pinch pennies


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