[ 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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Origin of belt-tightening
First recorded in 1935–40
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