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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 73. The noun phrase today is penny

  • pincher. Okay and let's take a look at the note here. Penny pincher is a person

  • who is very frugal or stingy. Okay we got two words here. Actually frugal does

  • mean that a person is cheap, but it does sound a little better. It sounds like

  • you're trying not to waste money. And you're trying to you know, conserve

  • money and you're only spending in other things that you need. So that's kind of

  • being frugal. Stingy , stingy actually has a little bit more of a worse

  • connotation. It sounds like you just don't want to share. So in that sort of

  • sense. So but anyway we could use it both ways. If we say somebody's a penny

  • pincher and you could kind of imagine you know where this originally came from

  • I think it really comes all away from I think they first found it and it's like

  • the year 1600. So it's a really, really old phrase. But a penny pincher you know,

  • Penny of course was you know nowadays so for the longest time you know the

  • smallest amount of money. So if you're pinching here you're holding on to it's

  • like you don't want to spend it. So that's the idea about being a penny

  • pincher. All right. So let's look at some examples here. Example number one. Jack

  • will never go for spending that kind of money on a vacation. He is a real any

  • pincher. So you know he's not going to go for the extra extravagance. So again

  • he's probably a bit on the frugal side. Number two. He had to be a real penny

  • pincher for two years in order to save that kind of money.So he could buy a

  • house. Maybe, maybe he's only doing it temporarily you know in order to reach

  • this goal I mean that's possible too that he can be a penny pincher just for

  • a period of time. All right. Number three here. He is such a penny pincher that he

  • shaves. Yeah. he cuts off all the hair, you have heard stories about this. Where somebody

  • might do the shaves off his head just in order to save money on haircuts So he

  • doesn't have to pay for go to the barber. So it's just easier to shave your head

  • every day. And this way he can save money that way.

  • Okay. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it's clear thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 73. The noun phrase today is penny

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/08/01
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