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thrift

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthriftthrift /θrɪft/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 old-fashionedSPEND MONEY wise and careful use of money, so that none is wasted spendthrift
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thriftYou have to work at thrift.Nor are we going to preach about the importance of inculcating children with the habit of thrift.
From Longman Business Dictionarythriftthrift /θrɪft/ noun1[countable] (also thrift institution)FINANCEORGANIZATIONS in the US, a SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION or SAVINGS BANKBefore it collapsed, it was the 12th largest thrift in Texas.2[uncountable] wise and careful use of money, especially when this involves saving money for the futureSavings banks spread new ideas about independence and thrift.
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