cut (one's) coat to suit (one's) cloth

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cut (one's) coat to suit (one's) cloth

To shop or act in accordance with one's financial limitations. You'll go bankrupt unless you start cutting your coat to suit your cloth.
See also: cloth, coat, cut, suit
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