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stretch money

To be exceptionally frugal, thrifty, or parsimonious; to be very careful and prudent when spending money. A possessive pronoun can be used between "stretch" and "money." We had to find creative ways to stretch our money after Janet lost her job. I was underemployed for a number of years after college, so I became very good at stretching money to last as long as possible.
See also: money, stretch

stretch one's money

 and make one's money stretch
Fig. to economize so that one's money lasts longer. We have to stretch our money in order to be able to buy groceries at the end of the month.
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WITH households looking to stretch their money further, it seems the determination to get the best value for money possible is driving more of us to be a little bit bolder when it comes to haggling.
VICKY SHAW FINDS OUT HOW WITH households looking to stretch their money further, it seems the determination to get the best value for money possible is driving more of us to be a little bit bolder when it comes to haggling.
In a weak business climate this need gets exacerbated as people try and stretch their money.
They prefer products in small packaging sizes, bulk packaging and multipacks to stretch their money.
Consumers need to stretch their money, and they're looking for products priced within their budget.
While the job and housing markets are rebounding,Wal-Mart's low-income shoppers have not benefited and continue to struggle to stretch their money between paychecks.
"The best companies are working with shoppers to help them stretch their money further without sacrificing quality."
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (12) THE STORY Six disparate English pensioners (including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith) decide to stretch their money by retiring to the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in India.
"Retailers and manufacturers who offer good values tailored around benefits of the product beyond price will resonate with consumers who continue to look for ways to stretch their money in a tough economy," he added in a statement.
In keeping with that theme, the credit union created two money trees with fake money and stretch-able $1.00 bills attached to it showing how members can "stretch their money as far as it can go." These trees have also prompted numerous lending questions from members.
Kimberly Clark carried out an advertising blitz about their new absorbent cellucotton and in the 1920s and 1930s convinced even women whose budgets were tight to stretch their money to cover the disposable and much more convenient napkins.
"Now Gulf Air customers can stretch their money further by saving on train tickets, which are usually expensive in Europe.
"Squeezing Every Dime Out of Every Dollar: How to Make Your Limited Dollars Work Harder, Smarter and Go Further" is an advice guide from Susan Russell who gives readers a few simple proverbs to help them stretch their money to as far as they can possibly take it.
Dammit why would they want to, especially if it's someone with a lousy job, who is never quite sure they can stretch their money far enough to cover the bills?