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penny-pinching
[ˈpeni pɪntʃɪŋ]

  • adj. 小气的,吝啬的
  • n. 小气
  • v. 对…吝啬(penny-pinch的ing形式)

网络释义英英释义

  小气

... precocious 能力或行为早熟的 penny-pinching 小气的,吝啬的 accrue 积累,获得 ...

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  吝啬的

... pass by 放弃;错过;拒绝机会 penny-pinching 吝啬的 play off (尤指为渔利而)使相斗;使出丑;把...假装 ...

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  小气的

... precocious 能力或行为早熟的 penny-pinching 小气的,吝啬的 accrue 积累,获得 ...

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  节俭

... 节点 nnode 节俭 nthrifty; penny-pinching 节目 nprogram; item (on a program) ...

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penny-pinching [ 'peni,pintʃiŋ ]

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 柯林斯英汉双解大词典 

penny-pinching

  • 1. 

    N-UNCOUNT Penny-pinching is the practice of trying to spend as little money as possible. 小气; 吝啬 [表不满]

    例:

    Government penny-pinching is blamed for the decline in food standards.

    政府吝啬被指责是食品标准下降的原因。

  • 2. 

    ADJ Penny-pinching people spend as little money as possible. 小气的; 吝啬的 [表不满]

    例:

    ...small-minded penny-pinching administrators.

    ...心胸狭隘、一毛不拔的管理者。

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  • Government penny-pinching is blamed for the decline in food standards.

    政府吝啬指责食品标准下降原因

    《柯林斯英汉双解大词典》

  • What's more, the penny-pinching has nothing much to do with the fact that Britain is skint.

    要紧的吝啬基本不是因为英国真的是个穷光蛋

    article.yeeyan.org

  • The war has strained relations between the army and the government, with generals accusing the government of penny-pinching and sending their men into battle under-equipped.

    由于将军们纷纷指责政府吝啬派出作战部队又装备不足,所以这场战争使英国政府军队关系变得紧张

    www.ecocn.org

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