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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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.
Many chief information security officers (CISOs) in the healthcare industry struggle to get management's attention and are typically operating on shoe-string budgets.
The state is not saving money by leaving RCCs to operate on shoe-string budgets.
The report added: ``We must emphasise that many of the most innovative education programmes are carried out on shoe-string budgets.
All the YMCA branches in this area were apparently run on shoe-string budgets.
The German has won the Champions League with Munich and Borussia Dortmund on shoe-string budgets compared to the rest of Europe.