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live on a shoestring

To live within a very tight or limited financial budget. We were living on a shoestring for a while after our baby was born, but, luckily, I got a promotion, and our situation has improved a bit.
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"Living on a Shoestring" is a budget-priced and quick to read manual on the little things one can do to save money when in dire financial straits, be it from hard economic times or simply being a fresh out of high school or college, or even being a newlywed couple.