feel the pinch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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feel the pinch

mainly UK to have ​problems with ​money because you are ​earning less than before: When my ​fatherlost his ​job and we had to ​live on my mother's ​earnings, we really ​started to feel the ​pinch.
(Definition of feel the pinch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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