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To be a cheapskate

Idiom: To be a cheapskate

Marc: OMG! Eric is
such a cheapskate
! He brought a tiny bag of candies for Peter’s kids on
their birthday!
Anne: Really? I can’t believe it. I know he likes to save
money, but they are his nephews!
Marc: Not only that, Peter always makes really nice gifts on
his birthday! Remember last year’s?

Anne: Oh yeah, Peter got him an iPad Air 2!!


expression “to be a cheapskate” means to be unwilling to give or spend money,
to be miserly or stingy.

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