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Idiom Tighten belt definition + examples

Idiom TIGHTEN BELT (Pait per pathar bandhna)
Meanings: Sacrifice and lower your standard of living because you have less money than you did before. 
Usage: We must tighten our belt and save something for future.

The main word used in this idiom is:
tight
[tahyt]
adjective, tighter, tightest.
1.
firmly or closely fixed in place; not easily moved; secure:
a tight knot.
2.
drawn or stretched so as to be tense; taut.
3.
affording little or no extra room; fitting closely, especially too closely:
a tight collar.
4.
difficult to deal with or manage:
to be in a tight situation.
5.
of such close or compacted texture, or fitted together so closely, as to be impervious to water, air, steam, etc.:
a good, tight roof.
6.
concise; terse:
a tight style of writing.
7.
firm; rigid:
his tight control of the company.
8.
carefully arranged or organized and full; affording little leeway; compact:
a tight schedule.
9.
nearly even; close:
a tight race.
10.
Informal.
  1. close, as friends; familiar or intimate.
  2. united:
    The strikers are tight in their refusal to accept the proposed contract.
11.
parsimonious; stingy.
12.
Slang. drunk; tipsy.
13.
characterized by scarcity or eager demand; costly; limited; restricted:
a tight job market; tight money.
14.
Journalism. (of a newspaper) having more news available than is required for or utilizable in a particular issue.
15.
Baseball. inside .
16.
Scot. and North England. competent or skillful.
17.
tidy.
18.
neatly or well built or made.
adverb, tighter, tightest.
19.
in a tight manner; closely; firmly; securely; tensely:
Shut the door tight. The shirt fit tight across the shoulders.
20.
soundly or deeply:
to sleep tight.
Idioms
21.
sit tight, to take no action.
Examples from the web for tight
  • Mine is sealed up tight in a far corner of the garden.
  • Activate the camera's zoom function to capture tight shots and close ups, then share your movies easily with your loved ones.
  • His other fingers close underneath and hold the handle tight.
  • tight close-ups of talking heads build to full-page muscled poses.
  • For religious groups in this country, there is tight link between education and income.
  • My sense is that it has a lot more to do with the economy in general and with the tight academic job market in particular.
  • It also places such tight conditions on polygamy as to render the practice virtually impossible.
  • For years, surgeons have sought a substance that could create an air tight seal over a surgical wound.
  • Repeat on remaining two sides, then staple all around the edges, pulling cloth tight.
  • Progress is so slow in higher education, particularly in tight budget times.

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