Synonyms of scrimp in English:
she scrimped for six months to buy a pair of evening gloves
be thrifty, be frugal, tighten one's belt, cut back, make cutbacks, budget, retrench, husband one's resources, cut costs, cut expenditure, draw in one's horns, watch one's pennies, look after the pence;
North American pinch the pennies
black English rake and scrape
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