belt-tightening


belt-tightening
N-UNCOUNT
If you need to do some belt-tightening, you must spend less money and manage without things because you have less money than you used to have.

The Bangladeshi government has called for severe belt-tightening.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • belt-tightening — [belt′tīt΄ n iŋ] n. a reduction of expenditures; economizing adj. of or involving the reduction of expenditures [belt tightening measures] …   English World dictionary

  • belt-tightening — /belt tuyt n ing/, n. a curtailment in spending; period of economizing: The mayor ordered a belt tightening for all city offices. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • belt-tightening — /belt tuyt n ing/, n. a curtailment in spending; period of economizing: The mayor ordered a belt tightening for all city offices. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • belt-tightening —  Cost cutting.  See also DOWNSIZING.  ► “And U.S. companies keep strengthening profits through belt tightening. Weyerhauser Co. is surging on sky high paper prices, yet it has just asked managers to find $600 million in operating savings over… …   American business jargon

  • belt-tightening — belt′ tight ening n. cvb a curtailment in spending • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • belt-tightening — /ˈbɛlt taɪtənɪŋ/ (say belt tuytuhning) noun measures taken to reduce expenditure …   Australian English dictionary

  • belt-tightening — noun Date: 1937 a reduction in spending …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • belt-tightening — noun A reduction in expenditure as a result of financial restrictions …   Wiktionary

  • belt tightening — noun : the curbing of unnecessary expenditure …   Useful english dictionary