pinch pennies

pinch pennies  {v. phr.},  {informal}
Not spend a penny more than necessary; be very saving or thrifty.
When Tom and Mary were saving money to buy a house, they had to pinch pennies.
- penny-pincher  {n.},  {informal}
A stingy or selfish person; miser.
He spent so little money that he began to get the name of a penny-pincher.
- penny-pinching  {adj.} or  {n.},  {informal}
Bob saved enough money by penny-pinching to buy a bicycle.
Categories: money {adj.} {informal} {n.} {v. phr.}