shoestring

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1shoe·string

noun \ˈshü-ˌstriŋ\

: a small amount of money

Full Definition of SHOESTRING

1
:  shoelace
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>

Examples of SHOESTRING

  1. <trying to start a business on a shoestring>

First Known Use of SHOESTRING

1616

2shoestring

adjective

Definition of SHOESTRING

1
:  narrow and long like a shoestring <shoestring french fries>
2
:  operating on, accomplished by, or consisting of a small amount of money or capital <a shoestring budget>

First Known Use of SHOESTRING

1878

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