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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This makes me admire more those who are running on a shoestring budget, but for the right reasons and with integrity.
Bb s Smith has won a string of admirers - notably managerless West Brom - for his work on a shoestring budget at the Bees.
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The team were disbanded in 1972 but before that, they enjoyed 68 victories across 10 seasons, often on a shoestring budget and using driving heroes including Jackie Stewart.
After the financial meltdown of last season, the former Leeds stalwart has had a shoestring budget to work with, which meant he only started the season with four recognised props.
"Instead of burying their heads in the sand, ministers and senior managers should accept that they can not run important public services on a shoestring budget with so few staff."
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