Definition of cut your coat according to your cloth in English:

Share this entry

cut your coat according to your cloth

proverb Undertake only what you have the money or ability to do and no more.
Example sentences
  • ‘We cut our coat according to our cloth,’ she says.
  • We have to cut our coat according to our cloth, we have to do the best we can with what we have got.
  • I had, due to the expense involved, to cut my coat according to my cloth and use from time to time what parts I could.
See parent entry: cut
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.