Tom is so economical that he hurts throwing away his worn out shoes.
Tom is so thrifty that it hurts him to throw away his shoes which are worn out.
Do both of the above sound right? If not, how would you reword them? Thanks.
The following phrases come from the latest dictionaries:
OALD 6th edition: worn-out equipment; worn-out old cliches
LONGMAN 4th edition: old worn-out walking boots
MACMILLAN: dirty worn out shoes
Other attributive phrases that should have had hyphens: (from OALD6)
mind: It's make your mind up time.
large: He's a larger than life character--noisy, very friendly and always
think out: It's a well thought out plan.
expense: an all expenses paid holiday