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tight money

n. money that is hard to get. In these days of tight money, no new expenditures will be approved.
See also: money, tight
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In a sense, all judgments about easy and tight money are relative.
A stronger dollar, as we saw in the mid 1990s (Clinton) and early 1980s (Reagan) spawns deflation in the Gulf as the regional central banks are forced to track the Fed's tight money with higher dirham, dinar and riyal rates, even though local economic distress argues exactly the opposite.
More importantly, the recovery was then being slowed by tight money.
Given how tight money is, no government can afford to ignore such a guarantee - our current incumbents in Westminster have started by welcoming the re-introduction of competitive sport in schools.
In tight money times, city leaders still tend to ignore sewer and water systems in favor of more visible public works.
I think that's a terrific turn-out, particularly given how tight money is at the moment.
This is not totally new to our readers, of course--they've always been challenged by tight money and tough, demanding markets.
The editorial concluded that holography companies will suffer in a world-wide recession, with tight money restricting expansion plans and R & D activity, but the core markets of authentication and packaging would be likely to remain stable or even increase.
4 per cent in September, the government said yesterday, stoking fears that the central bank's tight money policy and a stronger rupee was hurting the broader economy.
The Reagan-Paul Volcker policy mix was tight money combined with tax cutting, which reversed the 1970s' mix of easy money and tax increases.
Besides the lacking domestic demand there are two other important factors which darken the economic performance of Germany: tight money policy of the central bank--Deutsche Bundesbank and since 1999 the European Central Bank respectively and the too-narrow supply side orientation of the German governments.
Bank Indonesia, the country's central bank, said it will maintain its tight money policy to control inflation.
There are so many things you could worry about such as how tight money will be or what it will be like as a mature student but the support is available and while it is hard work the rewards are fantastic.
According to Tom Conley, executive director of the Spa and Hot Tub Association, a division of NSPI, the name change may have been hastened by the present tight money situation.