belt-tightening

noun
belt-tight·​en·​ing | \ ˈbelt-ˌtīt-niŋ How to pronounce belt-tightening (audio) , -ˌtī-tᵊn-iŋ \

Definition of belt-tightening

: a reduction in spending

First Known Use of belt-tightening

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of belt-tightening was in 1931

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belt-tightening

belt up

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“Belt-tightening.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belt-tightening. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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