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Meaning of shoestring

shoe•string

Pronunciation: (sh'string"), [key]
— n.
  1. a shoelace.
  2. a very small amount of money.
  3. See
—adj.
  1. consisting of or characterized by a small amount of money: living on a shoestring budget.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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