proverb Undertake only what you have the money or ability to do and no more.
- ‘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.
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