feel the draught

feel the draught

To be in a situation in which one does not have much money. Steve is feeling the draught right now and wants to know if we can go out next week instead, after he gets paid. If I get laid off, I know it won't be long before I feel the draught.
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feel the draught

experience an adverse change in your financial circumstances. informal
1992 Daily Express Redland…felt the draught of George Wimpey's interim profits slide.
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feel the ˈdraught

(informal) suffer financially as a result of economic, social or political changes around you: Because of the world trade recession, a lot of third world countries are feeling the draught.
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Meanwhile, Lovato can probably still feel the draught caused by the swinging door of the rehab centre she left only a short time ago.
Shipwrights and bridge builders Will meet them on the dole Teesside is slowly dying, Chemical factories disappear, Dole queues are getting longer, The area lives in fear No more steel to export, The ports will feel the draught, The banks reclaiming houses, It's so really really daft Teesside workers made redundant, A workforce with pride and skill Thrown onto the scrapheap, It's enough to make you ill PETER NOLAN, Middlesbrough * * * * * *
uk, which promises "fast, efficient and very discreet" service, is likely to feel the draught as the Americans arrive.
If everybody accepted figures like that, it was suggested, HSBC would feel the draught.
Trainers, jockeys and stable staff will also feel the draught through the lower returns.
And nobody will feel the draught more than the players.
But when I got back in, I could still feel the draught.
One question rippling through Durban, South Africa's major port, is whether it will feel the draught when the Corridor and Maputo harbour are fully operational.
If everybody accepted figures like that, it was suggested, HSBC would feel the draught, and its shareholders soon wonder where their next crust was coming from.
Amy starts to feel the draught as soon as she steps from club; The wind gets up and suddenly her flimsy skirt is out of control; Thigh drama as rearguard action fails
But the hotel was one of a number of companies to feel the draught of Samsung's decision in January to move its operation to Eastern Europe, the factory closing in April.
The theory always ran that once everyone had put in double glazing, home improvement companies would be the ones to feel the draught.
But I always tell players that at his age they should go and take their coaching badges because once you go out of the game you'll feel the draught and might start reconsidering.
Agco did feel the draught in the market back in March when it brought in a four-day working week, but it has returned to working five days.
Right now, the hot breath of nationalism is on Labour necks and if Mr Blair can't feel the draught, it will be a costly and tragic mistake.