tighten your belt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “tighten your belt” in the English Dictionary

"tighten your belt" in British English

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tighten your belt

C2 to ​spend less ​money than you did before because you have less ​money: I've had to tighten my ​belt since I ​stoppedworkingfull-time.
(Definition of tighten your belt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tighten your belt" in American English

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tighten your belt

to ​spend less ​money: Many ​smallbusinesses are ​tighteningtheirbelts because of the ​sloweconomy.
(Definition of tighten your belt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tighten your belt”
in Chinese (Simplified) 勒紧裤带,省吃俭用…
in Turkish kemerleri sıkmak…
in Russian затянуть потуже пояс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 勒緊褲帶,省吃儉用…
in Polish zaciskać pasa…
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