Definition of 'straiten'
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Awards made under an extraordinarily lavish arrangement agreed by investors during less straitened times will remain intact.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The club have been forced by straitened circumstances to throw in too many of their academy products too early.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
It is a straight financial calculation that a crucial support for the wider economy is now in straitened circumstances.Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Vanity Fair (1837) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
These are terribly straitened times, and budgets across government need to be scrutinised.Times, Sunday Times (2010) Vanity Fair (1837)
In these straitened times, it is unsurprising that he welcomed advice from outside the establishment.A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)
In straitened times it makes sense not only to drink less, but to drink smarter.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2010)
It is how a celebrity is used that has changed between the past few years of opulence and today's straitened times.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Her eldest boy was philosophical, but the two younger girls were quite clear that being in straitened circumstances was not to their liking.Positive Parent Power (1991)
In these straitened times, a holiday home that sits empty for much of the year is a luxury too far for many people.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
There are some things that governments in straitened circumstances have to do, whether or not they meet the approval of the artistic and religious establishment.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
In its present straitened circumstances Scottish Opera cannot do much more than nibble at the repertoire.Times, Sunday Times (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It is only understandable that, in straitened circumstances, people hug the thought that charity begins at home.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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