- a painful or straitened circumstance
"the pinch of the recession"
- Where did you pinch them?
- The new shoes pinch my feet.
- Hold your breath and pinch your nostrils.
- He appeared as a pinch hitter in the game.
- Supper tastes better with a pinch of salt.
- This will come in handy in a pinch.
- When you hear her stories you really must take them with a pinch of salt.
- A pinch hitter was brought into action in the last inning.
- Mix about four cups of white flour with a pinch of salt
- In a pinch, a vegetable peeler can act as a zester.
- How careless he was to pinch his fingers in the door!
- I'm careful when I zip up my jeans, not to pinch myself.
- This device shall reverse the window/roof panel/partition before it exerts a pinch force of more than 100 N within the opening of 200 mm to 4 mm above the top edge of a power-operated window/partition or in front of the leading edge of a sliding roof panel and at the trailing edge of a tilting roof panel.