Tighten your belt 勒緊褲腰帶

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


短語 to tighten your belt 的意思是勒緊褲腰帶,節衣縮食,因為你的經濟情況不如以前那樣好了。


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.


如果一個人不喜歡花錢,吝嗇的話,那麼我們可以用 tight 這個詞來形容他。

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