Be thrifty or miserly, as in There's no need to pinch pennies now that you're working full-time. This term was first recorded in 1942.
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One customer retooled a Nintendo Wii with its innards switched out for glued pennies.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Air refueling and airlift assets were the literal pinch I am describing here,” the official said.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars|Dave Majumdar|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His inheritance, which ran to millions of Deutschmarks, was worth only pennies after the raging post-war inflation.Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend|Tim Teeman|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“As much as I want to complain, I have to pinch myself that this is happening,” she said.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour|Bill Morris|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here are pretty goings on—a pinch of your snuff, Perker, my boy—never were such times, eh?The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
That first 'pinch' was its own priceless reward, far above present appreciation or future fame.
Both the twain were very bare and scant of the goods of this world, and even then were feeling bitterly the pinch of hunger.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
And he didn't forget about old Black-eyed Susan's great jump, nor the gold pennies, either.
And from his sack he drew forth another great handful of gold pennies.