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balance a budget

This page is about the collocation balance a budget

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make income and expenditure equal in a budget

For example

  • I try to balance my budget, but I still get into debt.

  • If the government wants to balance the budget, it has to raise taxes.

Note:
Related collocations include "balance the books", "balance the accounts", "balance your chequebook", etc.

Quick Quiz

It's hard to balance your budget if you don't

a. spend much

b. earn much

c. need much

Contributor: Matt Errey