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short arms, deep pockets adjective

Mean, stingy

See also tight as a crab’s arse under water

Origin

Applied to Mark in an editorial in Accountancy for daring to question the propriety of a charity for distressed accounting folk – 1980s

Collected by

Mark
Mark Iliff – owner

Notes

My view was (and is) that a chartered accountants’ benevolent fund must seem to the public not unlike a society for the relief of law-breaking lawyers
—M

Submitted: 08/03/2021 by Mark

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