to plan carefully in one's expense
careful calculation and strict budgeting
Different from the careless northerners, people from the south are always carefully calculating and strictly budgeting.
- Nice calculation is a niggardly thing
- In his childhood he had suffered from the scanty living consequent upon bad times, and improvident habits
- an economical shopper;
- We should make careful planning and detailed calculation so as to cut down expenses.
- Stretch a paycheck.
- Economical shoppers wait for special sales.
- An economical shopper
- They've got to watch every penny to make ends meet.
- Contrive to live on a small income
- She had husbanded her stock with great care.