feel the pinch

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to feel the pinch (third-person singular simple present feels the pinch, present participle feeling the pinch, simple past and past participle felt the pinch)

  1. (idiomatic, informal) To suffer a hardship, especially significant financial pressure.
    Working-class families are feeling the pinch in the wake of the recession.

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