Meaning: a person who doesn't like spending money, especially on other people
- It's not that I'm a tight-arse. I just don't have much money.
- Bob won't buy you a drink. He's a real tight-arse, that guy.
Variety: This is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
Jim's a real tight-arse, so there's no way he'll
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Contributor: Matt Errey