feel the pinch

To suffer significant financial pressure.

Working-class families are feeling the pinch in the wake of the recession.


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  • feel the pinch — {v. phr.} To be short of money; experience monetary difficulties. * /If we are going to have a recession, everybody will feel the pinch./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feel the pinch — ► to have problems with money because the things you need are too expensive or because your income has been reduced : »As oil prices rise, manufacturers are starting to feel the pinch. Main Entry: ↑feel …   Financial and business terms

  • feel the pinch — feel a little bit poorer, feel there is less money    Now that we have only one income, we feel the pinch …   English idioms

  • feel the pinch — If someone is short of money or feeling restricted in some other way, they are feeling the pinch …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • feel the pinch — ► feel the pinch experience financial hardship. Main Entry: ↑pinch …   English terms dictionary

  • feel the pinch — SUFFER HARDSHIP, be short of money, be poor, be impoverished. → pinch * * * feel the pinch (informal) To be in financial difficulties, to find life, work, etc difficult because of lack of money • • • Main Entry: ↑pinch * * * feel the pinch… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel the pinch —    If someone is short of money or feeling restricted in some other way, they are feeling the pinch.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    When someone feels the pinch, they begin to suffer from a lack of money.     With the drop in tourism,… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • feel\ the\ pinch — v. phr. To be short of money; experience monetary difficulties. If we are going to have a recession, everybody will feel the pinch …   Словарь американских идиом

  • feel the pinch — informal to have less money than you need With rising interest rates, many homeowners are beginning to feel the pinch …   English dictionary

  • feel the pinch — to experience the effect of having less money. Consumers have felt the pinch of higher gasoline prices …   New idioms dictionary

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