line of scrimmage.
verb (used without object) 1. to be sparing or frugal; economize (often followed by on): They scrimped and saved for everything they have. He spends most of his money on clothes, and scrimps on food. verb (used with object) 2. to be sparing or restrictive of or in; limit severely: to scrimp food. 3. to […]
- Scrimp and save
Economize severely, spend as little as possible, as in For years we had to scrimp and save, but now we can enjoy life more. [ Mid-1800s ]
adjective, scrimpier, scrimpiest. 1. scanty; meager; barely adequate. 2. tending to scrimp; frugal; parsimonious.
[skrim-shan-der] /ˈskrɪmˌʃæn dər/ noun 1. a person who makes scrimshaw objects.