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Meaning of 节衣缩食

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jié suō shí (Trad.: 節衣縮食)
to save on food and clothing (idiom); to live frugally
Example Sentences
1
When you have a firm resolution and determination to solve a problem, you will naturally economize on food and clothing.
2
'When I see people around me who are struggling and frightened, it really doesn't feel like a good time' to shop, she says. 'It's not appropriate.
3
使
If the downturn lasts only a year or two the attitudes of such people may survive the pain of retrenchment.
4
They scraped and saved, but still couldn't pay for their son's education.
5
便
It has left millions of people in Europe facing not the wealth that they expected from adopting the euro, but a period of potentially breathtaking austerity they are ill-prepared for.