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phrases about resizing
Cut to the bone
We have cut the advertising budget to the bone for the next fiscal year.
To reduce to the absolute minimum
Note: Such a reduced budget could also be described as a skeletal budget or a bare bones budget.
Sakura-san was fired after he was caught padding his expense report.
To inflate, to increase unnecessarily
Ando-san is asking her staff to pare down the operating budget.
To trim or cut down
Ballooning costs and shrinking sales were the cause of the company's bankruptcy.
To swell rapidly
We need to beef up the section that explains the cost overruns in the budget presentation.
To add weight to, increase