[ UK /ʃˈuːstɹɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈʃuˌstɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. a lace used for fastening shoes
  2. a small amount of money
    he managed it on a shoestring
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How To Use shoestring In A Sentence

  • It brings prestige to Scotland on a shoestring, and a great deal is done by people for whom it's a crusade, not a job.
  • Working on a shoestring - ‘I had some wheeling and dealing to do because we didn't have a penny in the piggy bank.’
  • Dresses of printed chiffons and drop waistlines often with shoestring camisole style straps will feature strongly.
  • Though if I use a stiff arm they'll fall down and shoestring tackle me.
  • A pristine stairwell is one more step toward her objective: a data-driven, no-excuses haven for learning, where all children excel and shoestrings never come undone. The Saint (and Scourge) of Schools «
  • The program was run on a shoestring.
  • Garnish with the shoestring potatoes and baby arugula.
  • Many of the small neighborhood stores and restaurants, particularly those in poor areas, were already operating on a shoestring.
  • Firstly, research contracts are doled out on a ‘winner take all’ model, with a five year lifespan - so if a researcher or team misses out, they must survive on a shoestring for five years.
  • Most B&B owners aren't millionaires, we run our budget on a shoestring so this is desperate for us.
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