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tight budget

This page is about the collocation tight budget

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a budget that severely limits the amount of money that can be spent

For example

  • Since Sarah lost her job, she's been on a very tight budget.

  • Ever since the government cut funding for education, our schools have been on very tight budgets.

Quick Quiz

If you're on a tight budget, you shouldn't

a. spend any money

b. make any money

c. waste any money

Contributor: Matt Errey