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Roget category 817

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.4. Monetary relations

#817. Economy


economy, frugalitythrift, thriftinesscare, husbandry, good housewifery, savingness, retrenchment.
savingsprevention of waste, save-allcheese parings and candle endsparsimony etc. 819.
cost-cutting, cost control.


be economical etc. adj. — practice economyeconomize, saveretrench, cut back expenses, cut expensescut one's coat according to one's cloth, make both ends meet, keep within compass, meet one's expenses, pay one's way, pay as you gohusband etc. (lay by) 636.
save money, invest moneyput out to interestprovide for a rainy day, save for a rainy day, provide against a rainy day, save against a rainy dayfeather one's nestlook after the main chance.
cut costs.


economical, frugal, careful, thrifty, saving, chary, spare, sparingparsimonious etc. 819.


sparingly etc. adj. — ne quid nimis [Lat.].


adde parvum parvo magnus acervus erit [Lat.]magnum est vectigal parsimonia [Lat.] [Cicero].

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