belt-tightening

[ belt-tahyt-n-ing ]
/ ˈbɛltˌtaɪt n ɪŋ /

noun

a curtailment in spending; period of economizing: The mayor ordered a belt-tightening for all city offices.

Nearby words

  1. belt mountains,
  2. belt out,
  3. belt sander,
  4. belt up,
  5. belt-and-braces,
  6. beltane,
  7. beltcourse,
  8. belted,
  9. belted kingfisher,
  10. belted sandfish

Origin of belt-tightening

First recorded in 1935–40

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