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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Counties operating on a shoe-string budget like Elgeyo Marakwet will suffer most," said Tolgos.
I hope the government will look into this issue as a lot of us middle-class folks who run kitchens on a shoe-string budget suffer because of this price hike.
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. But scientists said the unmanned spacecraft would remain in orbit to study the planet's atmosphere and its surface after burning less fuel than expected over the last six months.
"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. I thought he might have become No.2 at Celtic as he could do that job no problem."
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 many charities, including CRASAC, say their organisations are already efficiently running on a shoe-string budget, so they would be forced to cut back on services.
There are star hotels, but what about hotels to suit all types of tourists, including those who travel on a shoe-string budget?
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.
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