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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Why doesn't the council start to concentrate in investing in the service and its staff instead of trying to run it on a shoe string? M Ramsay Ryton-on-Dunsmore Independent solicitor to review incident CAN I thank DS Edwicker for taking the time to comment on my letter on the Group Chat Incident at Warwick University.
It says councils are forced to run the schemes on a shoe string and 'come nowhere near' what was previously available.
I am currently surviving on a shoe string budget and I can't afford to stretch it any further.
Faced with a shoe string budget, Mr Masibi said the council raised over P13 million through advertising fees, insurance commission, interest on investments, Matimela funds, sale of sundary items and trade licenses among others to augment the budget.
And her topics are disparate ranging from how to customise your wardrobe on a shoe string to coming to terms with your sexuality.
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.
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.