on a small/tight/shoestring budget

Definition of on a small/tight/shoestring budget

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

smallplay
  1. :  having comparatively little size or slight dimensions

    :  lowercase

    :  minor in influence, power, or rank

  1. :  in or into small pieces

    :  without force or loudness

    :  in a small manner

  1. :  a part smaller and especially narrower than the remainder

    :  small-sized products

    :  smallclothes

tightplay
  1. :  having elements close together

    :  so close in structure as to prevent passage or escape (as of liquid, gas, or light) — compare lightproof, watertight

    :  fitting very close to the body

  1. :  fast, tightly, firmly

    :  in a sound manner :  soundly

shoestringplay
  1. :  shoelace

    :  a small sum of money :  capital inadequate or barely adequate to the needs of a transaction

  1. :  narrow and long like a shoestring

    :  operating on, accomplished by, or consisting of a small amount of money or capital

budgetplay
  1. :  a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack

    :  its contents

    :  stock, supply

  1. :  to put or allow for in a statement or plan coordinating resources and expenditures :  to put or allow for in a budget

    :  to require to adhere to a budget

    :  to allocate funds for in a budget

  1. :  suitable for someone whose is following a plan for coordinating resources and expenditures :  suitable for one on a budget (see 1budget) :  inexpensive


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