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within (one's) means

Without exceeding one's budget; without going into debt or spending more money than one has. You need to start living within your means and avoid making so many frivolous purchases.
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However, in the presence of alarming fiscal realities, they all agree on sticking to one of the oldest ethos that has been in existence since the dawn of civilization - living within means.
F1 isn't about being frugal and living within means, it's about fantasy.
Head coach Mike Umaga, who moved in to Liberty Way last summer but inherited a squad put together by predecessor Paul Westgate, is relishing the challenge of reviving the club's playing fortunes, but insists it will be done by living within means and with more emphasis on the club's home-grown talent.
It is prudent to make conservative estimates in planning, of course, but a conservative estimate for retirement spending should be realistic within means and not overly frugal.
The main task of NATO HQ Sarajevo will be to provide advice on defence reform, but it will also carry out ocertain operational supporting tasks, such as counter-terrorism whilst ensuring force protection; supporting the ICTY (the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague), within means and capabilities, with regard to the detention of persons indicted for war crimes; and intelligence sharing with the EUo.
Effectively managing the workplace within means not fearing or resisting change and challenges, but empowering management and employees with the necessary skills to effectively manage life changes.