tighten belt

натяжной ремень

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • tighten belt — tighten (your) belt to spend less money. I ve had to tighten my belt since I stopped working full time …   New idioms dictionary

  • belt — belt1 W3S2 [belt] n [: Old English;] 1.) a band of leather, cloth etc that you wear around your waist to hold up your clothes or for decoration ▪ He unbuckled his leather belt. 2.) a large area of land that has particular features or where… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • belt — belt1 [ belt ] noun count ** 1. ) a narrow piece of leather, cloth, etc. that you wear around your waist, for example to keep your clothes in place or for decoration: a leather/plastic belt put on/fasten a belt a ) in some types of MARTIAL ART… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tighten your belt — phrase to spend less money We’re tightening our belts after the holidays. Thesaurus: to save money, or to be careful with moneyhyponym to buy somethingsynonym Main entry: tighten * * * tighten your belt …   Useful english dictionary

  • tighten one's belt — {v. phr.} To live on less money than usual; use less food and other things. * /When father lost his job we had to tighten our belts./ Often used in the expression tighten one s belt another notch . * /When the husband lost his job, the Smiths had …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tighten one's belt — {v. phr.} To live on less money than usual; use less food and other things. * /When father lost his job we had to tighten our belts./ Often used in the expression tighten one s belt another notch . * /When the husband lost his job, the Smiths had …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • tighten — UK [ˈtaɪt(ə)n] / US or tighten up UK / US verb Word forms tighten : present tense I/you/we/they tighten he/she/it tightens present participle tightening past tense tightened past participle tightened Word forms tighten up : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • tighten your belt — ► to spend less money than usual for a period of time because you do not have as much money: »The major supermarkets have started a price war as customers tighten their belts. → See also BELT TIGHTENING(Cf. ↑belt tightening) Main Entry: ↑tighten …   Financial and business terms

  • belt — /bɛlt / (say belt) noun 1. a band of flexible material, as leather, worn around the waist to support clothing, for decoration, etc. 2. Sport such a band as a token of honour or achievement. 3. Surf Lifesaving a wide canvas belt which is worn by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tighten — UK US /ˈtaɪtən/ verb [I or T] ► (also tighten up) GOVERNMENT, LAW to make a rule, system, or law stronger and more difficult to ignore: tighten controls/rules/regulation »There were renewed calls to tighten controls on imported products. ►… …   Financial and business terms

  • belt — ► NOUN 1) a strip of leather or other material worn round the waist to support or hold in clothes or to carry weapons. 2) a continuous band in machinery that transfers motion from one wheel to another. 3) a strip or encircling area: the asteroid… …   English terms dictionary

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