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An act or instance of reducing something, typically expenditures.‘cutbacks indefense spending’
reduction, cut, decrease, retrenchment, trimming, salami slicingView synonyms
- ‘He expects Deutsche Bank, Dresdner and Commerzbank to be among those with the biggest cutbacks.’
- ‘After decades of defence cutbacks these resources have been severely curtailed.’
- ‘The sources blamed the cutbacks on an explosion of feuding among prisoners.’
- ‘It is estimated that state cutbacks may reduce economic growth by at least one-half percent.’
- ‘It blamed the closure of the company on cutbacks in the health and hotel sectors.’
- ‘Other companies that previously raised money have made cutbacks to reduce costs.’
- ‘It included 105 job losses and a cutback in shift work, with some of the large staff numbers recruited in the past year expected to be let go first.’
- ‘France's first rearmament plan was adopted in 1934, only to be followed by a cutback in expenditure in the next year.’
- ‘Consumers could start to save more of their income in an effort to make up for stock losses, causing a cutback in spending.’
- ‘The project is going ahead in spite of worldwide cutbacks just announced by the group.’
- ‘In general, cutbacks do not hit the huge bureaucracy involved in the provision of state services.’
- ‘With inflation running at around 4 per cent, ministers will regard this as a cutback in all but name.’
- ‘The decision to sell off the properties was taken after a significant cutback in Teagasc finances by the Government.’
- ‘On top of this Canberrans also enjoyed watching cutbacks to everything except cutbacks.’
- ‘The firm has now increased the scale of the cutbacks, with the 3,000 new job losses to be in place by 2006.’
- ‘This type of expenditure can only go ahead if cutbacks are made elsewhere, according to the report.’
- ‘Asking residents for their views on where cutbacks and savings could be made is only part of the process, he stresses.’
- ‘It went through a major cutback in March 2000, and was shut down in October.’
- ‘Because direct taxes will not rise, any shortfall will be clawed back through cutbacks.’
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