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balance the budget

to make the ​amount of ​moneyspent in a ​budget (= ​financialplan)equal the ​amount of ​money taken in during a ​particularperiod: The ​government is ​required to balance the ​budget.
(Definition of balance the budget from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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