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budget crunch1

noun

a critical situation that arises because of a shortage of money; also called budget squeeze , budget crisis

Examples

The budget crunch hit them on their Cancun vacation.

Usage Note

informal

budget crunch2

noun

a situation in which the legislative and the executive branches in a presidential system are deadlocked and unable to pass a budget

Usage Note

informal

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budget squeeze

noun

A situation where there is not enough money for a project or plan: college boys in a budget crunch


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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