tighten your belt

This page is about the idiom tighten your belt


If you tighten your belt, you try to spend less money.

For example

  • I'll have to tighten my belt for a while so I can pay off my debts.

  • Pablo says his family have had to tighten their belts because everything costs much more now.

Quick Quiz

Carly will have to tighten her belt because

a. she's been putting on weight

b. she's lost her job

c. she's short of time
a) she's been putting on weight b) she's lost her job c) she's short of time
tighten your belt

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