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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Vendors are under pressure to produce dramatic results, often while operating on shoe string budgets.
The challenge is doing while being on shoe string budgets," she said.