skimp on

skimp on (something)

To choose to consume or spend on something very sparingly or frugally as a way of conserving one's money or resources. I got so used to skimping on food when I was broke so that I could afford my rent. Now that I have a decent salary, it's hard not to have the same mentality. We cut corners where we had to so that we could afford the wedding we wanted, but we made sure not to skimp on a good photographer!
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skimp on something

to use too little of something; to save something by using less of it than needed for something. Please don't skimp on the gravy. i like my potatoes swimming in it. They skimped on quality a little when they furnished the lobby.
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skimp on

v.
To fail to provide for or supply something appropriately; be stingy with something: That pizzeria always skimps on the pepperoni.
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PENSIONERS in the Vale of Glamorgan have been urged not to skimp on heating during the current cold snap.
So wrap up warm, wear several layers of clothing and don't skimp on heating.
Forty-year old parents, predominately female, are most likely to be multitaskers who skimp on their personal care in order to manage their time more effectively.