- Expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary in an attempt to economize: don’t skimp on insurance when you book your holidaysMore example sentences
stint on, scrimp on, be sparing with, be economical with, economize on, be frugal with, cut back on; be mean with, be parsimonious with, be niggardly with; cut corners, pinch pennies• informal be stingy with, be mingy with, be tight withdash off, cut corners with• rare scamp
- With each model, the Japanese auto makers are trying to ensure buyers get a car that offers better fuel economy but doesn't skimp on power and comfort.
- In the knowledge economy, we can't skimp on research.
- But the fact is that justice costs, and if we skimp on the money, then we skimp on the justice too.
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- A fashionably short or revealing garment: she wore a yellow skimpMore example sentences
- Tibetan society is charming but conservative, and the thought of Tibetan hotties mincing down the catwalk in their skimp challenged all credibility.