cost-cutting

cost-cutting
/'kɒst ˌkʌtɪŋ/ adjective
intended to reduce costs
We have taken out the second telephone line as a cost-cutting exercise.
noun
the process of reducing costs
As a result of cost-cutting, we have had to make three secretaries redundant.

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