on a small/tight/shoestring budget

idiom

: involving a relatively small amount of money for planned spending
She started her business on a small/tight/shoestring budget and could not afford to overspend.

Examples of on a small/tight/shoestring budget in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the program is struggling on a shoestring budget. Angela Hart, NPR, 14 May 2024 Made on a shoestring budget, the production couldn’t afford a photocopy machine for the storyboard pictures. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 8 May 2024 That’s one of the consequences of changing homes, or living with a family on a tight budget. Ana B. Ibarra, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 The label is what drew me in at the time and the wine was perfect for someone just getting into wine on a tight budget. Noël Burgess, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Produced on a shoestring budget, the film barely made a ripple on its initial release. Katie Rife, EW.com, 12 Mar. 2024 The Tavianis, working on a shoestring budget, even had to negotiate access with the unofficial leaders of the inmates, said to be dangerous members of the Mafia. Clay Risen, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2024 Upon its release, 2002's Far From Heaven garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing nearly $30 million on a small budget before scoring four Oscar nominations at the 2003 Academy Awards ceremony, including for Moore's performance and Haynes' screenplay. EW.com, 29 Nov. 2023 Made on a shoestring budget and shot over a little more than a week, it was lapped up for giving a uniquely dark and hilarious twist to the standard gangster flick while adding splashes of U.K. kitchen-sink social realism into the mix. Alex Ritman, Variety, 27 Feb. 2024

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“On a small/tight/shoestring budget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20small%2Ftight%2Fshoestring%20budget. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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