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!
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Using low-cost digital technology with limited equipment, the Kabul-based TV channel has a basic studio and is being run on a shoestring budget.
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The film has a budget of EUR7million compared to Once, which was shot on a shoestring budget of EUR110,000.
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