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belt–tightening

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noun belt–tight·en·ing \ˈbelt-ˌtīt-niŋ, -ˌtī-tən-iŋ\

Simple Definition of belt–tightening

  • : a reduction in spending : changes that are made in order to save money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of belt–tightening

  1. :  a reduction in spending

1937

First Known Use of belt–tightening

1937


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