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- adj. niggardly, stingy
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin portion of the rind of a cheese.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A paring of the rind of cheese.
- n. Hence, figuratively, a mean or parsimonious disposition or practice.
- Meanly economical; parsimonious: as, cheese-paring economy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. giving or spending with reluctance
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The same kind of cheeseparing policy was applied to housing, working conditions and medical care.
But he gives the warning because he passionately believes in what he is doing and does not want to spend his time at the job doing something else. .'cheeseparing '.
Forget the punitive mean-spirited class biassed cheeseparing.
The cheeseparing state of the British economy in those days was less disturbing, to me, than the static social concept behind it.
Chinese blackboard erasers that he normally decouples away or chews up look interesting with cheeseparing eyes particularly.
They will fill it without your presence, ye cheeseparing bile bag!
She wouldn't need to touch her savings -- once she got back home she and her father would be able to have a holiday, a decent one at a hotel with no cheeseparing, and she would be able to live at the hospital again.
At least three of everything, "he told her gravely with twinkling eyes, 'and no cheeseparing!"
"Just to live," he stated, 'food and fuel and Angela's and Barney's wages and the very minimum of upkeep would take a certain amount each week, and that would be cheeseparing indeed.
True to Kean simplicity, or cheeseparing if you like, it was one of those antique places most cities had pulled down by now, to rebuild in stone.