Definition of "shoestring" [shoe•string]

  • (noun) See shoelace.
  • (noun) A small sum of money; capital that is barely adequate: a company that started on a shoestring.
  • (adjective) Long and slender: shoestring potatoes.
  • (adjective) Marked by or consisting of a small amount of money: a shoestring budget.

Use "shoestring" in a sentence

  • "O'BRIEN: Barnstorming the region, he became known as the shoestring traveler."
  • "Having indulged myself in shoestring Martha Stewart living in the recent past, i've become quite resourceful finding ways to make planks and rags look like Magical Venice."
  • "Saying Corman makes movies on a shoestring is a giant understatement -- to him, corner cutting is an art form."

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