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    Bulldozing

    Hi everyone,
    I started to read "the gift of the magi" and I couldn't understand the following sentence
    Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied
    especially the red words.
    Can somebody help me with that since the word bulldozing has one or two meanings that I can't find logic in this context.
    thanks in advance.

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    Re: Bulldozing

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybeans31 View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I started to read "the gift of the magi" and I couldn't understand the following sentence
    Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied
    especially the red words.
    Can somebody help me with that since the word bulldozing has one or two meanings that I can't find logic in this context.
    thanks in advance.
    A bulldozer is a machine which is used to push dirt, rocks, trees, and other heavy things. "parsimony" refers to not spending, or, spending very little, money. Think of this sentence as someone pushing against the vendors to get lower prices.

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