Tighten one's belt; use resources carefully.
Roget 817: be economical etc. adj.; practice economy; economize, save; retrench, cut back expenses, cut expenses; cut one's coat according to one's cloth, make both ends meet, keep within compass, meet one's expenses, pay one's way, ... show more
Make a reduction, as in one's workforce.
Moby thesaurus: abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, arrest, bate, bob, boil down, bridle, capsulize, check, clip, compress, condense, constrain, contain, contract, control, cool ... show more.
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