budget squeeze(redirected from a budget-squeeze)
A financial situation in which resources are limited. We're in a real budget squeeze and can't afford a setback like this right now.
budget squeezeand budget crunch
n. a situation where there is not enough money in the budget. Facing another budget squeeze, the legislators were forced to put off their pay increase. If it wasn’t for the budget crunch, I’d get a good raise this year.