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Synonyms for straiten

bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship

squeeze together

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Based on an actual scandal that shook Lloyds to its core in the '90s, Vincenzi's tale exposes us to a fictitious representative group of Names as they try to cope, some far better than others, with steadily straitening circumstances.
Postwar fear and suspicion, shortages and rationing, and the British inclination for stricture and straitening are all inscribed in his small, artful anecdotes.