Cut your coat according to your cloth


Cut your coat according to your cloth
Calza come vistes y viste como calzas

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  • cut your coat according to your cloth — Actions should suit circumstances or resources. Also common as the metaphorical phrase to cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth. 1546 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs I. viii. C1 I shall Cut my cote after my cloth. 1580 LYLY Euphues & his… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • cut your coat according to your cloth — phrase to not spend more money than you have Thesaurus: to save money, or to be careful with moneyhyponym to buy somethingsynonym Main entry: cut * * * proverb undertake only what you have the money or ability …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut your coat according to your cloth — cut (your) coat according to (your) cloth to only buy what you have enough money to pay for. Of course we d love a huge expensive house, but you have to cut your coat according to your cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut your coat according to your cloth — If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut your coat according to your cloth — ► cut your coat according to your cloth proverb underta ke only what you have the money or ability to do and no more. Main Entry: ↑cut …   English terms dictionary

  • cut your coat according to your cloth —    If you cut your coat according to your cloth, you only buy things that you have sufficient money to pay for.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cut your coat according to your cloth — to not spend more money than you have …   English dictionary

  • cut your coat according to cloth — cut (your) coat according to (your) cloth to only buy what you have enough money to pay for. Of course we d love a huge expensive house, but you have to cut your coat according to your cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut coat according to your cloth — cut (your) coat according to (your) cloth to only buy what you have enough money to pay for. Of course we d love a huge expensive house, but you have to cut your coat according to your cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut coat according to cloth — cut (your) coat according to (your) cloth to only buy what you have enough money to pay for. Of course we d love a huge expensive house, but you have to cut your coat according to your cloth …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut — ► VERB (cutting; past and past part. cut) 1) make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp implement. 2) shorten or divide into pieces with a sharp implement. 3) make, form, or remove with a sharp implement. 4) make or design (a …   English terms dictionary