Definition of cut your coat according to your cloth in English:

cut your coat according to your cloth

phrase

proverb
  • Undertake only what you have the money or ability to do and no more.

    • ‘We have to cut our coat according to our cloth, we have to do the best we can with what we have got.’
    • ‘We had better hold a cabinet council and decide how much we can afford to spend in housekeeping and other departments, and cut our coat according to our cloth.’
    • ‘I had, due to the expense involved, to cut my coat according to my cloth and use from time to time what parts I could.’
    • ‘But we have to cut our coat according to our cloth.’
    • ‘Which is no bad thing provided we draw the appropriate conclusions, the foremost being that we must cut our coat according to our cloth.’
    • ‘We need to cut our coat according to our cloth, not sell our souls to be at the mercy of organizations, for a few days of materialistic transient comforts.’
    • ‘Nigeria will never make any economic progress if we do not discipline ourselves so as to always cut our coat according to our cloth.’
    • ‘‘We cut our coat according to our cloth,’ she says.’
    • ‘I'd love to spend a lot on good clothing but then I have to cut my coat according to my cloth.’
    • ‘In terms of the other two options, we have to cut our coat according to our cloth.’