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Be thrifty or parsimonious; economize.‘I have scrimped and saved to give you a good education’
economize, skimp, be economical, be more economical, make economies, scrimp and scrape, savebe thrifty, be frugal, tighten one's belt, cut back, make cutbacks, budget, retrench, husband one's resources, cut costs, cut expenditure, draw in one's horns, watch one's pennies, look after the pencepinch the penniesrake and scrapeView synonyms
- ‘Gina quits her job and scrimps together enough money to open her own salon.’
- ‘Maguire, silver-haired but with a youthful face, looks surprisingly well put together for a man who scrimps on his clothing budget.’
- ‘Can you scrimp and save enough to cover that cost?’
- ‘I was fortunate; my parents scrimped hard to put me through Catholic high school.’
Mid 18th century (in the sense ‘keep short of food’): from Scots scrimp ‘meagre’; perhaps related to shrimp.
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