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skimp on something

to use too little of something; to save something by using less of it than needed for something. Please don't skimp on the gravy. i like my potatoes swimming in it. They skimped on quality a little when they furnished the lobby.
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skimp on

v.
To fail to provide for or supply something appropriately; be stingy with something: That pizzeria always skimps on the pepperoni.
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Trucking has always been a dangerous business, but from 1935 through 1980, strict economic regulation protected "for-hire' carriers in large part from the vagaries of the free market and thus took away some of the pressure to skimp on safety measures.
So wrap up warm, wear several layers of clothing and don't skimp on heating.
Firms providing prepared meals always skimp on the ingredients to maximise profit.
Let's hope the fine hasn't meant he's had to skimp on the sun-tan lotion or he'll come back with an even redder face.
l Don't skimp on haircuts - have one at least every two months.
For those who continue to skimp on the shirt, Ferry is quick to provide an oversize shirt that reads ``I Am Dress Code Challenged.
It's also a problem too many face because house builders tend to skimp on sound proofing Legislation is being brought in for new developments, but that isn't going to help you.
The TAA2009 doesn't skimp on sound quality, offering audiophile sound quality with THD+N less then 0.
Granted, tours like Theater League's are re-creating the work of original ``Cats'' handlers Nunn and Napier (whose sets are re-created by Raymond Huessy), but, even 25 years after the original production opened in London, the road ``Cats'' doesn't skimp on dazzle.
She added: ``But that doesn't mean you have to skimp on taste.
Evidence of the importance placed on people at VisiTech PR, the company does not skimp on benefits.
won't have to skimp and there is the pounds 30million reserve built up during the years of over-payment.
And while the film does not skimp on spectacle, history buffs will be frustrated that we're shown the lead-up to and aftermath of the famous 1187 Battle of Hattin, but none of the world-changing battle itself.
THE world's biggest caterer, which provides food to staff at the Daily Mirror, the BBC and the Pentagon, didn't skimp on salaries for its bosses in 2003.
The director of ``Jaws'' and ``Jurassic Park'' assures us that, human's-eye view or not, he's not about to skimp on massive special-effects mayhem.