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Definition of belt-tightening noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

belt-tightening

 noun
noun
 
[uncountable]
 
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changes that are made in order to spend less money We’ve all had to do some belt-tightening this year. There is a need for further belt-tightening.
belt-tightening adjective [only before noun]
 
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belt-tightening measures see also tighten