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belt-tightening

[belt-tahyt-n-ing] /ˈbɛltˌtaɪt n ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a curtailment in spending; period of economizing:
The mayor ordered a belt-tightening for all city offices.
Origin of belt-tightening
1935-1940
1935-40
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