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    tighten their belts

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    What does this mean in the following sentence? Does it mean they don't spend money?
    Can you give me another example.
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    71% of Brits have tightened their belts since the credit crunch started

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    Re: tighten their belts

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    What does this mean in the following sentence? Does it mean they don't spend money?
    Can you give me another example.
    Thanks

    71% of Brits have tightened their belts since the credit crunch started
    They started to spend less.

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