feel the pinch

This page is about the idiom feel the pinch


If you are feeling the pinch, you're finding it harder to survive on your income.

For example

  • Since the price of oil went up, lots of businesses have been feeling the pinch.

  • Inflation has been pretty bad recently, so we've all been feeling the pinch.

Quick Quiz

Most people have been feeling the pinch because of

a. falling prices

b. steady prices

c. rising prices
a) falling prices b) steady prices c) rising prices
feel the pinch

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Contributor: Matt Errey