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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In contrast to Boro, McCarthy has had to re-mould his Ipswich side on a shoe-string budget this summer - and appears to have done so with good effect after spending a combined PS1m on forwards Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.
Instead, they become part of a team that is trying to fool the American public and the rest of the world into believing that their real aim is to achieve peace in Afghanistan and that they can manage to do it with under 20,000 men and on a shoe-string budget, and that this is Pakistan which is depriving them of the sure success.
But the director told me that they were making it on a shoe-string budget.
Rajani acknowledges a pattern emerging in the UAE, whereby guests book two or three nights in a budget or mid-market hotel, and then end their vacation with one or two nights in a luxury property: "This is a growing trend, it's happening more and more, and it makes the experience affordable - guests can see all Dubai has to offer - even on a shoe-string budget - though of course we lose out on a few nights revenue".
You never know if you will actually make it," Nowar said, referring to his debut feature Theeb, made on a shoe-string budget with a small crew, "Theeb is the fifth film I tried to make, and the four before fell through because of insufficient funding or some guy backing out.
Taking account of the countys shoe-string budget and skills gap in this essential sector, the governor said that he has prudently nurtured Public Private Partnerships that will go a long way in transforming poor health indicators that presently haunts the county.
NORTH Wales patients are being served up meals made on a shoe-string budget after Betsi Cadwaladr slashed spending on food, a Daily Post investigation reveals.
You try and shoot a feature film on a shoe-string budget, which sounds like a lot of money on the outside, but it's not," she said.
But if Ashley's Newcastle can disrespect Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan by asking them to bring back the good old days with inferior players and a shoe-string budget, then really what chance does anybody else have?
For just Dh99, their early three-course dinner served between 6pm to 8pm and available seven days a week, is ideal for love birds on a shoe-string budget.
Considering we held this together on a shoe-string budget allied to a dogged persistence is a remarkable achievement, and, while we gained and lost sponsors along the way we are eternally grateful to Momen Khandakar who was not only one of our star poetry performers, but also played some wonderful alto saxophone and flute pieces in support of various acts and who singularly made his restaurant facilities and venue available to us for the night.
It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason -- nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.
Working on a shoe-string budget compared to some of his rivals, Hill has become the rst manager to ever get Dale promotion twice - having also achieved the feat back in 2010 - and he even tted in a highprole cup run to boot.
Sean Dyche worked wonders getting the Clarets promoted on a shoe-string budget and the Lancashire club will be red-hot favourites to go straight back down.
Going for innovations and sophistications would be the last of proposals that could be taken up with railways functioning with a shoe-string budget year after year.