Unfortunately, he was tight-fisted, and the mother pleaded in vain.
Oh, but he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge!
This Cobb man is a tight-fisted old bachelor, they say, but his milk of human kindness may not be all skimmed.
tight-fisted where the money is, sir, but—that's Scotch, you know.
She did make the tight-fisted one pay up eventually, but months were to elapse before that desirable consummation was reached.
For many years he has had an enviable record as a tight-fisted, hard-headed administrator of these important funds.
"I am Mr. Smith, and I have heard that I am called 'tight-fisted' in the neighborhood," he replied, with a smile.
Folks say I'm tight-fisted—that I'm a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching miser.
If he was tight-fisted wanst, he was as close now as calcimine on a rough-finished wall.
I hate to have you pay unjust extortions out of the mere pittance your tight-fisted old father allows you.'