feel the pinch

Definition of feel the pinch

  1. :  to experience the problems caused by not having enough money or by paying higher costs We are starting to feel the pinch of high fuel costs.

Word by Word Definitions

feelplay
  1. :  to handle or touch in order to examine, test, or explore some quality

    :  to perceive by a physical sensation coming from discrete end organs (as of the skin or muscles)

    :  to undergo passive experience of

  1. :  sensation, feeling

    :  the sense of touch

    :  the quality of a thing as imparted through or as if through touch

pinchplay
  1. :  to squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the jaws of an instrument

    :  to prune the tip of (a plant or shoot) usually to induce branching

    :  to squeeze or compress painfully

  1. :  a critical juncture :  emergency

    :  pressure, stress

    :  hardship, privation

  1. :  substitute

    :  hit by a pinch hitter


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