budget crunch

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budget crunch

A financial situation in which resources are limited. We're in a real budget crunch and can't afford a setback like this right now.
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budget crunch

verb
See also: budget, crunch
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According to a report in the Macon Telegraph, the city is cutting back the recycling program to save money during a budget crunch. Macon is sending out garbage trucks equipped with bins to collect magazines and newspapers, rather than dispatching dedicated recycling trucks.
Massachusetts is yet one more example of a state caught in a budget crunch. A reported $3 billion state budget shortfall may translate into a $65 million budget cut for the University of Massachusetts system.
Practical things to do right now: In addition to writing letters to local papers and distributing information, you might organize advocates on your favorite dance company's board of directors (they may have social or political connections in Washington), among your vendors and suppliers (they would be affected if you could not pay your bills as a result of a budget crunch), and in your local chamber of commerce.