Tighten your belt 勒紧裤腰带

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Image caption Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for take-off!


短语 to tighten your belt 的意思是勒紧裤腰带,节衣缩食,因为你的经济情况不如以前那样好了。


Since I started working part-time instead of full-time, I've had to tighten my belt.

Celebrating Christmas is going to cost us a lot of money - so we're all going to have to tighten our belts afterwards.


如果一个人不喜欢花钱,吝啬的话,那么我们可以用 tight 这个词来形容他。

My brother is so tight; all he bought me for my birthday was a cheap pair of socks!