Значение идиомы tighten one’s belt

[tighten one’s belt] {v. phr.} To live on less money than usual;use less food and other things.

When father lost his job we had totighten our belts.

Often used in the expression “tighten one’s beltanother notch”.

When the husband lost his job, the Smiths had to dowithout many things, but when their savings were all spent, they hadto tighten their belts another notch.

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