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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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.
The Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft had been scheduled to wrap up its mission this month after India in September became the first Asian nation to reach the Red Planet, all on a shoe-string budget.
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.
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.
Starting out as a part-day event on a shoe-string budget, it included apple peeling and apple pie contests.
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.
The club have had a mixed start to the season, with manager Chris Powell working on a shoe-string budget in the transfer window and having to release players such as Ricardo Fuller and Bradley Wright-Phillips to decrease the wage bill.
A NORTH EAST maintenance firm set up on a shoe-string budget is now projecting a PS180,000 turnover for 2012.
The festival has been funded almost totally out of El-Derby's own pocket; she has poured her savings into the event, operating on what she described as 'a less than shoe-string budget.