pinch pennies

[pinch pennies] {v. phr.}, {informal} Not spend a penny more thannecessary; be very saving or thrifty.

When Tom and Mary were savingmoney to buy a house, they had to pinch pennies.

- [penny-pincher]{n.}, {informal} A stingy or selfish person; miser.

He spent solittle money that he began to get the name of a penny-pincher.

-[penny-pinching] {adj.} or {n.}, {informal}

Bob saved enough moneyby penny-pinching to buy a bicycle.