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Postby Slava » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:38 am

To be stingy or cheap. As in to write a cheeseparing budget, or to cheesepare in providing something.

I'm fairly confident I know whence it comes, but it's a fun word nonetheless.

Used in Le Carré's "A Perfect Spy."
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