Idiom of the Week – Week 10

Each week of 2017 we present an English idiom.

“to feel the pinch”: to experience the negative effects of having less money than before

Example 1:  Our department is really feeling the pinch as the result of last year’s lower revenues. Our budget was cut by 10%.

Example 2:  They even felt the pinch in the company canteen – coffee and tea were no longer available for free.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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