BE PARSIMONIOUS &c. adj.; grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, fam- ish, live upon nothing, skin a flint [colloq.], pinch a sixpence till it squeaks.
drive a bargain, cheapen, beat down; stop one hole in a sieve; have an itching palm, grasp, grab.
PARSIMONIOUS, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, penny wise, near, near as the bark on a tree, niggardly, close; close-handed, close-fisted, fast handed [obs.], hard-fisted, straithanded [obs.], tight-fisted; tight [colloq.], sparing; chary; grudging, griping &c. v.; illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious; greedy, extortionate, rapacious; underpaid.
with a sparing hand.
Desunt inopiæ multa avariti omnia.Syrus
Hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill.Goldsmith
The unsunnd heaps of misers treasures.Milton
A crusty old fellow, as close as a vise.Hawthorne