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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Were such situation to occur, their only choice would mean being highly motivated to working on shoe-string budgets and delivering the services they publicly pledge to work for.
There are indeed news organizations, sometimes operating on shoe-string budgets, that dare to enter the lion's den and risk life and limb in order to get the story(ies) out.
A common misconception about the microfilm industry is that it is rife with cowboys operating on shoe-string budgets who will cut any and all corners to make a fast buck.
They may be making films on shoe-string budgets but they at least have a story to tell and new points of view rather than watching the likes of Muhammad Ali crying hoarse in a courtroom or Nadeem and Shabnam running up down the green grass in Murree.
The console war can only bode well for the indie movement, whose developers number in the hundreds if not thousands, from individuals on shoe-string budgets to big teams with sophisticated studios.
Some of the highlights were Maroun Baghdadi's "Little Wars" and the much quieter film "Beirut: The Encounter" by Burhan Alawiyyeh, two gems of Lebanese cinema produced during and about the Civil War on what could only have been shoe-string budgets. Other notable films included Ghassan Salhab's slow poetic essay about Israel's 34-day war on Lebanon in 2006, "Posthumous," and Akram Zaatari's daring and experimental video works.
Many chief information security officers (CISOs) in the healthcare industry struggle to get management's attention and are typically operating on shoe-string budgets. This has led to poor security and privacy controls at a majority of healthcare and medical facilities across the country.
"The state is not saving money by leaving RCCs to operate on shoe-string budgets. This is a false economy." Launching the new report, Ms Harney said the figures were something "none of us can be proud of".
The report added: ``We must emphasise that many of the most innovative education programmes are carried out on shoe-string budgets. '''' But the report said that in addition to extra cash from the state, historic sites also needed more Lottery money.
All the YMCA branches in this area were apparently run on shoe-string budgets. At the Sunderland annual general meeting in 1897 the poor financial position of the branch led to a number of bad tempered exchanges between the floor and the platform.
The German has won the Champions League with Munich and Borussia Dortmund on shoe-string budgets compared to the rest of Europe.