stretch (one's) legs according to the coverlet(redirected from coverlet)
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stretch (one's) legs according to the coverlet
To not spend more money than one makes; to adapt to one's current financial situation. The image is of one positioning oneself as best as possible in a bed that is too small. This new job doesn't pay as well as my old one, so I really need to stretch my legs according to the coverlet and budget responsibly.