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To save money, or to be careful with money - thesaurus

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(a) false economy

something that seems to save money but will really make you spend more

balance the budget/books

to spend no more money than you receive



to plan the way you will spend the money you have, especially so that you do not spend too much

cut back

to reduce the amount of something, especially money that you spend

cut your coat according to your cloth

to not spend more money than you have

draw/pull in your horns

to start spending less money than you usually do



to use something such as money or fuel very carefully, so that you waste as little as possible

false economy


something that you do because you think it will save you money, but in fact it costs you more



to organize how you spend any money available so that you can find the money that you need to do different things

put aside

to save an amount of money so that you can buy or pay for something in the future

put away

to save an amount of money



to reduce costs or the amount that you spend, in order to save money



British to make sure that money intended for a particular purpose is not used for anything else

salt away

to save money for the future, often hiding it illegally

save on

to spend less money on something than you would normally



to spend money only on what is necessary and to save as much as you can



to not spend enough money on something

tighten your belt

to spend less money



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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