Scrimping

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Scrimping a. & n. from Scrimp v. t.
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Quotations

  • John Boyle O'Reilly
    John Boyle O'Reilly
    “The organized charity, scrimped and iced, in the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.”

Usage

In literature:

Don't economize on the nuptials, do not prune them of their splendors; don't scrimp on the day when you beam.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
It will mean that you and I will have to scrimp and save.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
In order to supplement the domestic scrimping, he again had to solicit the aid of Dona Luisa.
"The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Not only have I toiled and saved and scrimped away my girlhood as you bade me, but I've earned for you.
"The Story Of Waitstill Baxter" by By Kate Douglas Wiggin
For, as a general thing, the English merchant-ship scrimps her crew; but not so the English whaler.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
I don't see but you have scrimped to the last degree.
"A Little Journey in the World" by Charles Dudley Warner
Let me scrimp and squeeze all I can, I still can't get ahead as fast as I feel I ought to, with my opportunities.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Emily had to scrimp along and do dressmakin' till she died.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Perhaps it is your fault that poor Scrimp is nothing but skin and grief.
"Who Spoke Next" by Eliza Lee Follen
She saved and scrimped all through her period of adversity.
"Famous Affinities of History V3" by Lyndon Orr
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In poetry:

'A ticket for the lottery
I've purchased every week,' said she
'For years a score
Though desperately poor am I,
Oh how I've scrimped and scraped to buy
One chance more.
"Lottery Ticket" by Robert W Service

In news:

With the, er, dicey way the economy's going these days, it's easy to look for ways to scrimp on your beauty routine.
Bond Votes Fall Most Since '48 as Localities Scrimp : Muni Credit.
Rich spend, others scrimp , retail reports show.
States scrimp on Civil War events.
MMM > News > As patients scrimp , BMS ads offer to pay Orencia co-pays.
Don't scrimp on juvenile justice.
MMM > News > DTC spend lags as firms scrimp on launches, says TNS.
It was scrimp and save back then.
Economic Crisis Leaves Hard-Hit Spaniards Scrimping on Funerals.
Trim your party budget for food, but don't scrimp on invitations.
Because only so much can be cut out of a garment, cost savings amount to a few pennies here, a few pennies there: eliminating cuffs and pleats, scrimping on linings inside coats, switching to coarser material for pockets.
Hatha Yoga Retreats This Manhattan studio, which marries a flowing form of hatha yoga with the tenets of Tibetan Buddhism, doesn't scrimp on indulgences when it plans its retreats .
A heartwarming story of a boy who scrimped and saved to buy Legos has gone viral just in time for Christmas.
When it comes to investing in lighting and support gear, it usually doesn't pay to scrimp.
Yes, we shouldn't scrimp on our children's future.
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