Tuesday, August 16, 2011

skimp (v)

1. You shouldn't skimp on sleep. You need at least 8 hours a night.
2. He's skimping on groceries so he can save money to go on vacation.
3. You don't have to skimp on sugar; we still have a lot of it. Besides, I like my cake extra sweet.
4. The company's going through tough economic times; we're told to skimp on our use of office supplies.
5. There was a band, circus performers, and a lot of food. They don't believe in skimping when it comes to throwing a party for their kids.

When you skimp, you limit your spending or the energy and attention you put into something.

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