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English definition of “skimp on sth”

skimp on sth

phrasal verb with skimp
/skɪmp/ verb
to not spend enough time or money on something, or not use enough of something: We've got plenty of cheese so don't skimp on it.Budgeting and saving money
(Definition of skimp on sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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