shoe string

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Noun1.shoe string - a small amount of money; "he managed it on a shoestring"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.shoe string - a lace used for fastening shoesshoe string - a lace used for fastening shoes  
aglet, aiglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
lace, lacing - a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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The Night of Champions was the biggest ever gathering of world boxing champions outside of the USA and was done on a shoe string, achieving an audience of billions around the world sue to coverage of Chinese T V.
But the fitness companies disagreed and Bauer has decided to go into business for himself, but he is "on a shoe string budget with no shoe strings.
It's a quirky and fascinating slice of history run on a shoe string by a small charity dedicated to its preservation.
Youth football clubs are already run on a shoe string, and hiking 7-a-side pitch rental fees from PS180 to PS750 per club per season, and 11-a-side fees from PS700 to PS1,700, is an outrageous demand that will see some clubs having to fold next year.
At my computer, I have a shoe string tied to a bouncy seat, so I can bounce him with my finger
Another specialised dish is the Kuwait Fries, a side of shoe string cut russet potatoes seasoned with spices and cilantro.
Shoe String Chic: 101 Ways to Live the Fashionably Luxe Life for Less offers a fine illustrated book for women who want to live and dress with fashion but on a shoestring budget.
Families wanting a holiday on a shoe string really need to do their research to make their money go further.
His set was played on a shoe string production and not very well.
We got there on a shoe string and it's been the same this season.
Indeed they were only six points ahead of the shoe string operation miraculously put together by Jim Jefferies at Kilmarnock, whose team beat them on the last day of the season.
The dress is made of black fine wool with shoe string straps and has a bodice trimmed with sequins.