skimp on (something)

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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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They are perhaps skimping on the quality with cheaper malt and hops and reduced lagering times," CAMRA's research and information manager Iain Loe told the Agence France Presse.
That is the only element you're really skimping on. (The Skate Coach comic is lame, too.) My love to all the solid skaters out there.
There is little doubt that skimping on safety has resulted in unsafe trucks on the road.