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shoestring

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noun shoe·string \ˈshü-ˌstriŋ\

Simple Definition of shoestring

  • : a small amount of money

Full Definition of shoestring

  1. 1 :  shoelace

  2. 2 [from shoestrings being a typical item sold by itinerant vendors] :  a small sum of money :  capital inadequate or barely adequate to the needs of a transaction <started the business on a shoestring>


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shoestring

adjective shoe·string

Definition of shoestring

  1. 1 :  narrow and long like a shoestring <shoestring french fries>

  2. 2 :  operating on, accomplished by, or consisting of a small amount of money or capital <a shoestring budget>



1878

First Known Use of shoestring

1878



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