belt–tightening

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

Definition of belt–tightening

  1. :  a reduction in spending

First Known Use of belt–tightening

1931


BELT–TIGHTENING Defined for English Language Learners

belt-tightening

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Definition of belt–tightening for English Language Learners

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

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