「節衣縮食」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: zit3 ji1 suk1 sik6
Individual
Character Meaning:
festival; joint of plant; joint; node; division; section; part; holiday; item; matter; to economise; to save; to restrain; length; stanza; knot
clothes; clothing; coating; covering; to wear
shrink; to contract; to shrink; to draw back; to withdraw; to recoil
to eat; to take (medicine); to suffer; to conquer; to control
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
to tighten one's belt; to save money by reducing daily expenses
(Cant.) wai6zo2gung1go3zai2heoi3ngoi6gwok3duk6daai6hok6ngo5dei6wai4jau5zit3ji1suk1sik6
(Eng.) For the sake of sending our son to study in an overseas university, we can only tighten our belt.
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