budget crunch

Main Entry:  budget crunch1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a critical situation that arises because of a shortage of money; also called budget squeeze, budget crisis
Example:  The budget crunch hit them on their Cancun vacation.
Usage:  informal
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Main Entry:  budget crunch2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a situation in which the legislative and the executive branches in a presidential system are deadlocked and unable to pass a budget
Usage:  informal
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