Feel the Pinch
Have you ever heard the expression to feel the pinch before? Look at these news headlines and, then, tell me what this English idiom means:
Charities Still Feeling the Pinch from Economic Downturn
- seattletimes.nwsource.com, 18 December 2011, Donna Gordon Blankinship
Consumers, Businesses Starting to Feel Pinch of Gas Prices
- m.courierpress.com. 15 April 2011, Katie Reineke
Canadians Feeling the Pinch, Thanks to Rising Food and Gas Prices
- citytv.com, April 12 2011, Ashleigh Smollet
What does to feel the pinch mean?
a) to worry
b) to suffer
c) to have money problems
d) to be afraid
Find the definition of to feel the pinch here.