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FinnishEdit

PhraseEdit

suu säkkiä myöten

  1. (idiomatic) within one's means, see cut one's coat according to one's cloth
    Jos rahat ovat vähissä, on pakko elää suu säkkiä myöten.
    If if one is short of money, it's necessary to cut one's coat according to one's cloth.

Usage notesEdit

  • The verbs used with this phrase include elää (to live), panna (to put), laittaa (to set), olla (to be), pitää (to keep).