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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Paul Williamson and his wife Anne wrote to the Tel T -egraph telling how the kindness of strangers meant they could have the wedding of their dreams - despite only having a shoe string budget to organise the last minute event.
Most of the Indian schools are already running on shoe string budget and when such fee defaults happen, they land in more trouble," Tonny George Alexander, chairman of Indian schools' Board of Directors, said.
But the fitness companies disagreed and Bauer has decided to go into business for himself, but he is "on a shoe string budget with no shoe strings.
And despite the band working on a shoe string budget for the witty video they managed to do what most chart toppers have failed to achieve with huge million euro productions.
Opposing coaches Lyndon Lewis and Steve Law have always made the best of available talent on a shoe string budget and both clubs have surprised many a big gun this season with some sterling displays.
The Saints defender believes 41-year-old Gus worked wonders on a shoe string budget to keep Buds in the top flight for five seasons in a row and lead them to the Co-operative Insurance Cup Final.
Today, Fein is busy growing the title company he founded in 2002 on a shoe string budget, to a company that has over 40 employees and reports record breaking revenues for 2007.
Billy performed wonders on a shoe string budget but didn't hesitate in moving to Hamilton.
That is no mean feat considering the shoe string budget the company survives on and the lack of places in Llantwit Fardre that are big enough for the whole company to rehearse.
We have hobbled along on a shoe string budget with funds raised from garage and bake sales, without having to sell our bodies and our souls.
I have nothing but the utmost admiration for what Jim Jefferies and Billy Brown have achieved on a shoe string budget this season.
Dornan probably expected some praise for his efforts in keeping his shoe string budget side in the Premier after his first season as manager but it didn't turn out that way at all.
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He said: "It's a catch 22 situation because the club are trying to get rid of its best players and the club seems to be run on a shoe string budget.