Definition of 'belt-tightening'
Example sentences containing 'belt-tightening'
MPs know that there is a risk of public anger if voters think they are cashing in at a time of national belt-tightening.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
In a time a belt-tightening, it should be abolished.The Sun (2010)
And send out the message that in these belt-tightening times, there is no such thing as a free ride.The Sun (2010) The Sun (2010)
It was perhaps an odd year to be a nominee because of the belt-tightening caused by the writers' strike at this normally glitzy celebration.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Definition of belt-tightening from the Collins English Dictionary