tighten your belt

tighten your belt
tighten your belt phrase
to spend less money

We’re tightening our belts after the holidays.

Thesaurus: to save money, or to be careful with moneyhyponym to buy somethingsynonym
Main entry: tighten

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tighten your belt
: to begin to spend less money : to make changes in order to save money

Many companies are tightening their belts during the recession.

— see also belt-tightening
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Main Entry:belt
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tighten your belt — see belt, 1
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Main Entry:tighten

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tighten your ˈbelt idiom
to spend less money because there is less available

With price increases on most goods, everyone is having to tighten their belt.

There is a need for further belt-tightening.

Main entry:tightenidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tighten your belt — ► to spend less money than usual for a period of time because you do not have as much money: »The major supermarkets have started a price war as customers tighten their belts. → See also BELT TIGHTENING(Cf. ↑belt tightening) Main Entry: ↑tighten …   Financial and business terms

  • tighten your belt — If you have to tighten your belt, you have to economise …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tighten your belt — tighten (your) belt to spend less money. I ve had to tighten my belt since I stopped working full time …   New idioms dictionary

  • tighten your belt —    If you have to tighten your belt, you have to economise.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you need to tighten your belt, you must spend less money or be careful how you spend it because there is less available.     Another bill? I ll …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Tighten your belt —   If you have to tighten your belt, you have to economise …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • tighten your belt — to spend less money We re tightening our belts after the holidays …   English dictionary

  • tighten — UK [ˈtaɪt(ə)n] / US or tighten up UK / US verb Word forms tighten : present tense I/you/we/they tighten he/she/it tightens present participle tightening past tense tightened past participle tightened Word forms tighten up : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • tighten — UK US /ˈtaɪtən/ verb [I or T] ► (also tighten up) GOVERNMENT, LAW to make a rule, system, or law stronger and more difficult to ignore: tighten controls/rules/regulation »There were renewed calls to tighten controls on imported products. ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • belt-tightening — Ⅰ. belt tightening UK US (also belt tightening) noun [U] FINANCE ► a reduction in spending by consumers, businesses, governments, etc., usually because they have financial problems: »Many independent shops are failing to make a profit during this …   Financial and business terms

  • tighten belt — tighten (your) belt to spend less money. I ve had to tighten my belt since I stopped working full time …   New idioms dictionary

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