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.
As we inch closer to launch date all that one can say is that if Chandrayaan 2 makes that soft landing (a huge ask given all that can go wrong) near the moon's south pole, India would have taken a giant leap in its quest for a seat in the Elite Space Club and all that on a shoe-string budget.
He'll have to do so on a shoe-string budget that is likely to be lower than the PS375,000 for last season.
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.
Speaking to Muscat Daily on Monday, a dejected Ahmed said, 'We are on a shoe-string budget and that has hampered the success of Shihab.
With two sets of clothes, limited camping-cooking gear strapped onto his bicycle, and a shoe-string budget of just RO70, Hamdoon Sultan, an engineering student of Higher College of Technology, has set out on a 900km round trip of Morocco.
Mr Mogwe said despite the country operating on a shoe-string budget during his time in cabinet, it had succeeded in its development journey.
Agbaje, also, shrugged off allegations that he pilfered with the campaign funds, declaring that he was not given one kobo by the party or the PDP Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, for the gubernatorial elections, adding: 'We ran our campaign from beginning to end on a shoe-string budget. You cannot steal or divert what is not given.'
After making five more films, he made a film with a shoe-string budget provided by the Government of India.
Songs recorded on a shoe-string budget sold by the crate and, at a time when the civil rights movement was finding its voice, helped bridge the gap between black and white communities.
Earlier this year, Hannah, whose film credits include "Blade Runner" in 1982 and "Splash" in 1984, made her debut as a feature film director with "Paradox," a playful fantasy Western shot on a shoe-string budget and starring Young and fellow musician Willie Nelson.
With the rents, school fees and other expenses, I am running on a shoe-string budget. The new paid parking has affected many families in this neighbourhood," said Mustafa, who works as a translator.
He has the knack of signing decent players on a shoe-string budget and achieving results - Wembley triumphs for two successive seasons.
In contrast to Boro, McCarthy has had to re-mould his Ipswich side on a shoe-string budget this summer - and appears to have done so with good effect after spending a combined PS1m on forwards Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn.