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勒紧裤带
Simplified 勒紧裤带
Traditional 勒緊褲帶
Pin Yin
lei1 jin3 ku4 dai4
English
  • to tighten one's belt
Examples:
1. 由于食品缺乏,他们只好勒紧裤带
As food was scarce, they had to pull in their belts.
2. 由于失业,许多人不得不勒紧裤带生活。
Because of unemployment many people had to tighten their belts.
3. 他辞去那份讨厌的工作,只得勒紧裤带了。
He quitted the tiresome job and had to tighten is belt.
4. 霍华德:没有。我们也在勒紧裤带苦撑。
Howard: Not really. We've had to tighten our belts a bit, too.
5. 现在起只得勒紧裤带过活了。
I need to live on a tight budget from now on.
6. 如果失败,我们必须勒紧裤带,把这股潮流顶回去。
If it fails, we'll have to tighten our belts and turn the forces around.
7. 在大批人失业期间,许多人员得勒紧裤带过日子。
In a period of mass unemployment a lot of people have to tighten their belt.
8. 在那艰难的岁月里,他们都只得勒紧裤带
In those hard times, they all had to pull in their belts.
9. 约翰:没错,我们可能得勒紧裤带好一阵子。
John: Yeah, we may have to tighten our belts for quite a while.
10. 比利大叔失业后,他的全家不得不勒紧裤带过日子。
When Uncle Billy lost his job, his family had to tighten their belts.