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austerity

Economics
a. reduced availability of luxuries and consumer goods, esp when brought about by government policy
b. (as modifier): an austerity budget

Austerity

Amish
conservative Christian group in North America noted for its simple, orderly life and nonconformist dress. [Am. Hist.: EB, I: 316]
Borromeo, Charles
archbishop; lived thriftily; gave money to poor. [Ital. Hist.: Hall, 65]
Cato, Marcus Porcius
(234–149 B.C.) Roman statesman known for conservatism; taxed luxuries. [Rom. Hist.: EB, II: 645]
Clennam, Mrs.
ascetic woman; wears only black. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
common thistle
indicates starkness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Dotheboys Hall
Mr. Squeers’s school: no extras, no vacations. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Puritanism
16th- and 17th-century religious reform movement noted for its moral earnestness and austerity. [Br. and Am. Hist.: EB, VIII: 309]
Shakers
celibate religious sect flourishing in 19th-century U.S. [Am. Hist.: EB, IX: 105]
Spartans
residents of Greek city known for its stern dedication to militarism. [Gk. Hist.: EB, IX: 403]
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But under the new austerity regime the Department for Transport and others which are unshielded from the cuts will face an average real cut of around 25% over four years.
Travellers to Britain are regularly welcomed with long queues at Heathrow Airport under the Conservatives' austerity regime.
The Prime Minister will admit that the Coalition government is still in a mess two years in, but urge mutinous Tory MPs to stick with him as he pushes ahead with his austerity regime.
The Dublin West TD said ordinary, hard-working people are being bullied into paying the charge as part of an austerity regime wrecking the country.
This ConDem austerity regime is drunk on power, using the deficit as cover to reshape Britain politically as a right-wing country in which you're on your own.
This ConDem austerity regime is drunk on power, using the deficit as cover to reshape the UK politically as a right-wing country in which you're on your own.