Penny-Pincher

Welcome to English in a minute!In the U.S.,pennies are the smallest unit of money.Penny-pincher.This cannot be what this expression means.Whoa!The music store just got a new shipment of bass guitars!I hope the one I want is on sale.Jonathan,don’t be such a penny-pincher!If you see the one you want,go ahead and buy it,whether it’s on sale or not.Anna,I have to pinch my pennies.I might’ve purchased two or three other instruments last week.To be a penny-pincher or to pinch pennies or to pinch pennies means to be very careful with one’s money,even small acounts.Jonathan does not want to buy a new bass at full price.He might not have much money left after buying that trumpet,keyboard and accordion.And that’s English in a minute.

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