Vocabulary: cheeseparer – do you shave your cheese?


Title: Last Call
Author: Daniel Okrent
Sentence: It is not difficult to believe that he knew it was a fool's errand to risk defeat by demanding sizable appropriations from a Congress dominated by cheeseparers.
Page: 144

Word: cheeseparer
Definition:
  • penny pincher, stingy person
   Source: Thesaurus.com

According to Webster’s Online Dictionary a cheeseparer is someone whose ‘economy carried to excess like one who pares or shaves off very thinly the rind of his cheese instead of cutting it off’.

One could only wish that we had a Congress full of cheeseparers today.
On a different note, I think I want a cheese razor for Christmas!

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