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feel the pinch

Slang definitions & phrases for feel the pinch

feel the pinch

verb phrase

To feel the effects of not having enough money: need a job fast, feeling the pinch (1861+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with feel the pinch

feel the pinch

Be affected by hardship, especially straitened finances. For example, This job pays much less, so we're bound to feel the pinch. [ Mid-1800s ]
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