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'Don't look at me! Your cousin is the one who recommended them.'
'The bad news is, we only had enough money for one birthday present. . . the good news is that your mom has come up with a really fun way to see who gets it.'
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'A penny saved is a penny not stimulating the economy.'
'And this last chart illustrates why none of you are here anymore. Questions?'
'I couldn't afford a spray tan, so I did it myself with a brush and roller.'
"You thought we would offer lower fares? How insensitive."
Thrift: Get as much amputated as possible.
'This year I'm celebrating Valentines Day by myself, I have to economize.'
Thrift: bathe fully dressed and wash your clothes at the same time
'It was rated on all the travel websits, best economy cruise.'
"I've worked out it's cheaper for me to post myself, rather than catch the train..."
'We felt obliged to downsize to this place, when we realised we had 125 empty bedrooms.'
Cost cutting construction ideas that failed: using rhubarb instead of rebar in concrete.
'Last night I dreamt I died and went to Heaven. But the light at the end of the tunnel was turned off due to budget cuts.'
'Gentlemen, it's time we tightened our belts.'
'I wish they would just spring for a paper shredder.'
"We're letting you go, delivering by drone is cheaper."
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'We're going to have to cut back - these singing lessons for the kids, for instance.'
'We get the fresh scent without all the needles.'
' . . . Our 'idea man' has saved us a lot of money . . .'
"Something is definitely going on. We're back to eating dog food."
Tags:economize, economising, economizing, economise, dog food, dog foods, gourmet, gourmet food, gourmet foods, gourmand, gourmands, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, downsizing, cutting cost, cutting costs, cost cutting, spending habits, spending cuts, spending habit, family pet, family pets, money troubles, money problems
"I've just finished that report on 'Cost Savings through Resource Sharing'."
"These cuts just can't be made without a lot of pain..."