scrimp and save
Economize severely, spend as little as possible, as in For years we had to scrimp and save, but now we can enjoy life more. [Mid-1800s]
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Mills was lying on the sidewalk, dying, right in front of people trained to save him.
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Among the clergy therein he finds no offenses, save that a few have gambled in public; these are promptly disciplined.
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