A close-fisted old farmer had a likely daughter, whose opening charms attracted the attention of a certain young man.
Skinflint, an old and popular simile for a close-fisted, stingy person.
Dixie gaxed with reproachful eyes at his close-fisted friend.
Was it possible that his close-fisted uncle was offering to assist them.
I ain't a close-fisted chap, especially when I'm fond of anybody.
Moreover, the Honorable Erastus was dubbed "close-fisted" by his neighbors.
You ought to have more; but he's close-fisted, and you must be content with this.'
He called us close-fisted, Steenie—I am sure you can contradict that.
The selfish, close-fisted, miserly money-catcher must marry a woman equally sordid and stingy.
You've spent a lot of the money you're so close-fisted about, and will have to travel cheap if you mean getting home again.
Unwilling to give; niggardly; stingy; close (1608+)