Definition of 'thrift'
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Perhaps he gets his clothes from a thrift shop. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Other thrift shops are fighting back by highlighting their best offers. The Sun (2013)It would be perceived by some critics as a tax on prudence and thrift. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many cliffs are now brightened by the pretty pink flowers of thrift on their trembling stalks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Plus, there are always thrift shops. Christianity Today (2000)The ethos reflected the brothers' zeal for thrift and hard work. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it has flourished through hard work, thrift and a superlative export base. The Sun (2012)Both will encourage hard work, thrift and sensible financial planning. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pink thrift waves on cliffs, and on the shore there are also many flowers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She has a lazy eye, bubbling behind a thrift store sticky patch. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Government efforts to encourage short-term thrift have had mixed success. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As my daughter may well do this, it seems that all my prudence and thrift will have been in vain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I've said that we want to put responsibility at the heart of our society and thrift at the heart of our government. The Sun (2009)It isn't the first designer thrift store in the UK. The Sun (2007)I like to go to thrift stores to hunt out unusual pieces I know no one else will have. The Sun (2014)
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Used Occasionally. thrift is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'thrift'
British English: thrift NOUN
Thrift is the quality and practice of being careful with money and not wasting things.
They were rightly praised for their thrift and enterprise.
Definition of thrift from the Collins English Dictionary
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