Usage examples for skimp

  1. Fernolia, beaming upon The Author hospitably, broke her parole: " You ain't called to skimp yo'self none on dat rice," she told him confidentially. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  2. I've been poor all my life- always having to skimp and save and do things on the cheap- go without this and make shift with that. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  3. Each day I bore to Miss Caroline a telegram detailing the progress of her daughter, though it had cost me time and trouble to convince my correspondent that he was not to skimp such encouragement as might be his to offer, merely to comprise it within ten words. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  4. " There must be money for the boy's education," he told his sister Fannie, " even if you and I have to skimp for the rest of our days. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
  5. " Five breadths are not enough for the skirt, and if I take six I must skimp the waist and cape," murmured she in her sleep. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  6. As for me, I caught glimpses of His Majesty's uniform darting from stall to stall, from range to range, followed by a butterfly figure in skimp white. – Sweethearts at Home by S. R. Crockett
  7. She might shave prices, and cut, and skimp, and haggle to buy material, and put up her building at the least possible expense. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  8. Nina's dress was of raspberry cloth, cut in the latest exaggeration of fashion- her skirt was short and skimp as her hat was huge. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  9. But it does seem kind of skimp like.... – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  10. And do I ever skimp the butter or hunt for cake- rules with one egg now? – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  11. Last thing they got up was them little skimp skirts for hard times, that came so nigh bein' the ruin of the dry- goods men. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  12. If he skimps in that, what won't he skimp in? – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  13. The formula is simple and complete, but like many another good recipe, a competent cook might find it hard to follow when she is short of butter and must shamefully skimp on the eggs. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  14. He may believe that he can skimp his intellectual labor without making his moral nature thin, or that he can break the laws of his moral nature without breaking his intellectual integrity. – Letters from a Father to His Son Entering College by Charles Franklin Thwing
  15. But she was not disposed to skimp as to agony. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  16. The minutes were slipping by, bringing the two- hour deadline ever closer, but he did not skimp his customary caution on approaching the laboratory. – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore
  17. But Fritzing would not skimp any part of his farewell ceremonies. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  18. Second, he knows whether the bidder under consideration is dependable or inclined to skimp in hidden but essential points. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  19. We can call to mind a young lady who made her appearance at an evening party in London, where " all the world and his wife" were collected together, and when it was necessary to be somewhat smart, in a rather skimp spotted muslin, with a black belt and a few black cherries in her hair. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge