balance a/the budget

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of balance a/the budget

: to have enough money to provide the amount to be spent
  • The government may have to raise taxes to balance the budget.

Word by Word Definitions

balance play
  1. : physical equilibrium

  2. : the ability to retain one's balance

  3. : stability produced by even distribution of weight on each side of the vertical axis

  1. : to poise or arrange in or as if in balance

  2. : to bring into harmony or proportion

  3. : to bring to a state or position of balance (see 1balance 2)

budget play
  1. : a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack

  2. : stock, supply

  3. : a quantity (as of energy or water) involved in, available for, or assignable to a particular situation

  1. : to put or allow for in a statement or plan coordinating resources and expenditures : to put or allow for in a budget

  2. : to require to adhere to a budget

  3. : to allocate funds for in a budget

  1. : suitable for someone whose is following a plan for coordinating resources and expenditures : suitable for one on a budget (see 1budget) : inexpensive


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