What does it mean to be tight with money?

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  • g
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To be frugal, sparing or economical with regard to money.

  • 6 months ago

    A miser very tight in spending money.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It means one who is frugal or closely watches every penny s/he spends. Sometimes, it gets confused with "cheap" or "stingy", but that's inaccurate. It's really about being careful with how s/he spends her/his money.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To spend no more than what you need to spend. Need to go to San Francisco? The back of the plane gets there the same time as the front. Getting your shoes resoled and heeled is half the cost of a pair of new shoes. Having lunch from the brown bag you brought from home is cheaper than lunch at the diner. Reading ads and waiting for sales events before buying an appliance.

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  • Carson
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    It means one would rather wash and dry a paper plate rather than but a new one.

    That's tight with money.

    My father was tight. We straightened used nails so he wouldn't have to buy them.

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    to spend 50 million on yacht repairs and not tipping the waiter at dinner its his job

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Tight-fisted, not generous. Miserly. thrifty or frugal

    Other words might be careful, cautious, or responsible depending on your point of view.

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