shoestring budget

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shoestring budget

A budget or allotment of resources that is very meager, sparse, or just enough to suit its purpose. Unfortunately, due to government cutbacks following the recession, our department has had to produce the same levels of work on a shoestring budget. I did all sorts of traveling with just a shoestring budget when I was in college. You learn very quickly how to make the most of what you have!
See also: budget, shoestring
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I knew there would be interest in him when jobs were coming up because of what he did for Clyde on a shoe-string budget.
Wilkin has achieved three promotions on a shoe-string budget with his side in his seven-and-a-half years at the helm.
Athens has pledged to carry out the task on a shoe-string budget, amid widespread speculation that it may need a third international bailout package.
A NORTH EAST maintenance firm set up on a shoe-string budget is now projecting a PS180,000 turnover for 2012.
Its placing has raised a number of eyebrows - given the unconventional way the album was financed and promoted on a shoe-string budget.
His side has been assembled on a shoe-string budget, their achievements coming off the back of traditional values; team-work, spirit and elbow grease.
It may be noted that the commercial section had also organized an Expo-Pakistan, Buenos Aires for three days in August 2008, on a shoe-string budget using its own resources.
But on a shoe-string budget, Martin can't afford to recruit enough people or develop a look alike but blueberry-free placebo.
In the past few years Sam Allardyce has worked miracles on a shoe-string budget - and still somehow managing to persuade Jay-Jay Okocha and Youri Djorkaeff to join - and now Europe is being mentioned instead of relegation.
He has had to rebuild the team on a shoe-string budget and although they haven't won a game, they have hardly been humiliated.
The 50-year-old Liverpudlian eyes the money available to Lawrence with envy after keeping his side in the First Division for the last two seasons after guiding them to successive promotions in the two years previous, on a shoe-string budget.
The chairman of AdviceRights, former mayor Dave Ensor, said: "In the 21 years since the centre was founded on a shoe-string budget, it has developed into a leader in its field.
And Cheryl Dunye certainly helped redefine the idea of a "woman's movie" by making The Watermelon Woman on a shoe-string budget with an art-house attitude precisely so she didn't have to compromise her vision--which just happened to be an unadulterated romp through her lesbian world.
Using the shell of a redundant industrial building, the architects have created an elegant set of spaces on a shoe-string budget.
At the urging of friends and family, West abandoned a faltering product development project and started marketing her lip balm on a shoe-string budget in April 2004.