belt-tightening

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

Definition of belt-tightening

: a reduction in spending

First Known Use of belt-tightening

1931

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BELT-TIGHTENING Defined for English Language Learners

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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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