Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) be frugal or very selective with spending money
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pinch pennies to save money
If you 'pinch pennies' or are 'penny-pinching' you are watching money carefully and spending as little as possible. You might use this in a social context - "We are pinching the pennies at the moment due to having high medical bills." or in a professional context. "We need to pinch pennies if we are going to survive this economic climate."
Social Examples (Advance)
Everyone was sharing drinks at the bar.They were really pinching pennies.
When they lost their jobs, the couplehad to pinch pennies just so they could afford their rent.
Professional Examples (Advance)
Customers pinching pennieswill be wise to larger sized products and special offer deals.
Free transport in the city improved the lives of many working-class citizen's who had topinch penniesin order to travel in the past.
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