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thrift

noun
 
 
/θrɪft/
[U] MONEY the careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste and saving money for the future: The idea of the price increases is to encourage thrift.
[C] BANKING →  thrift institution
Translations of “thrift”
in Vietnamese sự tiết kiệm, tính tiết kiệm…
in Spanish economía…
in Thai ความประหยัด…
in Malaysian jimat cermat…
in French économie…
in German die Sparsamkeit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 節儉, 節約,節儉…
in Indonesian kehematan…
in Russian бережливость…
in Turkish tasarruf, tutum, idare…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节俭, 节约,节俭…
in Polish oszczędność…
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