fixed, limited, low, modest, shoestring, small, tight

The film was was made on a shoestring budget.

big, generous, huge, large
annual, monthly, weekly, etc.
overall, total

The museum's operating budget for 2008 is just over $2 million.

family, household, personal
city (AmE), council (BrE), federal, government, municipal (AmE), national, state

Military spending accounts for around 17% of the federal budget.

defence/defense, education, health, housing (BrE), intelligence, military, social-security (BrE), welfare
ad (AmE), advertising, marketing, research, training
get, have

The organization has a large annual budget.

allocate, draw up, plan, set

The city has drawn up its budget for next year.

present, propose, submit
approve, pass (AmE)

The school has a struggle to balance its budget.

adhere to (esp. AmE), keep to, meet, stick to

Work out a weekly budget and stick to it.

control, manage

The IT department manages its own budget.

strain, stretch
blow, bust (esp. AmE), exceed, go over, overspend
cut, reduce, slash, trim
boost, double, increase

a product to fit all budgets


They spent their entire budget on a new kitchen.

deficit, shortfall

The annual budget deficit for 2008 could run as high as $12.8 billion.

constraint, limit
plans, proposals
request (AmE)
Budget Day (= when the British government announces its budget)
director (AmE)
over budget, under budget

The project is now well over budget.

Costs have been held under budget.

on budget, within budget

All his projects are on time and on budget.

to keep within budget

in the budget

Is there any money left in the budget?

on a budget

This hotel caters for people on a tight budget.

budget for

The budget for next year has not yet been set.

budget of

a budget of $5 000

carefully, sensibly

If we budget carefully we should be able to afford a new car.


We have budgeted $10 000 for advertising.

Budget is used with these nouns: ↑airline, ↑CD, ↑flight, ↑price, ↑traveller

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