tightfisted


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This may explain why Osaka white collar workers' average outlay for lunch was [yen] 730, compared to a tightfisted [yen] 680 for Tokyo.
Had it succeeded, we might have seen millions of tightfisted air travelers descend on Washington to demand a tax amnesty for embattled Priceline.
The book was published in 1993 but, being a tightfisted type, I waited until it came out in paperback.
Although earnings for the year were aided by some $238,000 derived from the divestiture of two stores, the main profit push was tied to "very tightfisted expense controls and improved gross profits," says vice president and treasurer Jerome Stengel.
General Secretary Brendan Barber said: "A significant minority of tightfisted companies have decided to ignore the national mood and insist on keeping staff chained to their desks.
Wal-Mart is in the midst of overhauling its tightfisted image to win over shoppers searching for more than low prices.