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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
This week's theme: words for body parts used figuratively.
skinflint (SKIN-flint) noun
Someone who is stingy; a miser.
[Flint stones were used in olden times to start a fire. The term skinflint derives from the idea that a miserly person would go to the extreme and "skin a flint" or use a flint till it's as thin as skin.]
"But yesterday, Martha (Stewart) was revealed to have balked at
invading her own wallet for even $10 worth of coffee and snacks.
Just how much of a skinflint is Martha?"
Your neighbor's vision is as true for him as your own vision is true for you. -Miguel de Unamuno, writer and philosopher (1864-1936)