[ belt-tahyt-n-ing ]
/ ˈbɛltˌtaɪt n ɪŋ /
a curtailment in spending; period of economizing: The mayor ordered a belt-tightening for all city offices.
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- belt mountains,
- belt out,
- belt sander,
- belt up,
- belted kingfisher,
- belted sandfish
Origin of belt-tightening
First recorded in 1935–40
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But in an era of belt-tightening, is passion enough to survive?