What is meant by economizing?

What people usually seem to mean is to cut costs. Putting less into a product or service in hopes of getting more out of it. There is a limit though to economizing. You can cut or control people wages for so long before they look for work elsewhere. You can find less expensive inputs into the products you make but quality eventually suffers. Economizing is fine so long as you keep it in perspective or you'll find economize can cost a lot in the end.