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shoe·string

 (sho͞o′strĭng′)
n.
1. See shoelace.
2. A small sum of money; capital that is barely adequate: a company that started on a shoestring.
adj.
1. Long and slender: shoestring potatoes.
2. Marked by or consisting of a small amount of money: a shoestring budget.
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shoestring

(ˈʃuːˌstrɪŋ)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) another word for shoelace
2. informal
a. a very small or petty amount of money (esp in the phrase on a shoestring)
b. (as modifier): a shoestring budget.
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shoe•string

(ˈʃuˌstrɪŋ)

n.
2. a very small amount of money.
adj.
3. meager: a shoestring budget.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoestring - a lace used for fastening shoesshoestring - 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
2.shoestring - 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
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Translations

shoestring

[ˈʃuːstrɪŋ]
A. N (US) → cordón m, lazo m
to do sth on a shoestringhacer algo con muy poco dinero
to live on a shoestringvivir muy justo
B. CPD shoestring budget Npresupuesto m muy limitado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

shoestring

[ˈʃuːstrɪŋ]
n
(US) (= shoelace) → lacet m (de chaussure)
(= small budget) to do sth on a shoestring → faire qch avec un budget dérisoire
modif [budget] → dérisoire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

shoestring

[ˈʃuːˌstrɪŋ] n (Am) → stringa (di scarpa)
on a shoestring (fig) (do sth) → con quattro soldi (live) → contando il centesimo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
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