Synonyms of tighten one's belt in English:

tighten one's belt

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1‘why dip into our savings, if we can tighten our belts instead?’


economize, cut back, make cutbacks, make cuts, retrench, husband one's resources, budget, be economical, be more economical, make economies, be thrifty, be sparing, be frugal, buy cheaply, buy more cheaply, use less, decrease wastage, reduce wastage, scrimp, scrimp and save, scrimp and scrape, cut corners, draw in one's horns, count the pennies, count your pennies, watch the pennies, watch your pennies

save, save money, cut expenditure, cut costs

North American pinch the pennies, pinch your pennies

US dialect rake and scrape