tighten your belt

This page is about the idiom tighten your belt.

Meaning: 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

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Contributor: Matt Errey