Be thrifty or parsimonious; economize: I have scrimped and saved to give you a good education
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- Maguire, silver-haired but with a youthful face, looks surprisingly well put together for a man who scrimps on his clothing budget.
- Gina quits her job and scrimps together enough money to open her own salon.
- Can you scrimp and save enough to cover that cost?
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
US dialect rake and scrape
Words that rhyme with scrimpblimp, chimp, crimp, gimp, imp, limp, pimp, primp, shrimp, simp, skimp, wimp
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