December 16, 2010

Idiom: a tightwad

"a tightwad"

Meaning: someone who is very frugal and unwilling to spend money unnecessarily

Example: Jude is a tightwad because he didn't contribute a single centavo to our Christmas party fund.

Last week's idioms:
get (one's) wires crossed
have/has ('ve/'s) got
in time
a low blow