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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Holloway has performed miracles to take the likes of Blackpool and Crystal Palace up to the top flight on shoestring budgets in recent years.
Let us hope this means you will support current programs at CSU that have been doing this work on shoestring budgets, instead of creating new committees, task forces or hiring more six-figure consultants to reinvent the outreach wheel.
Gary Corbett, vice-president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, says many researchers operate on shoestring budgets and laboratory positions at many institutes are slowly disappearing through attrition.
In fact, she enjoys the responsibility and challenges that come her way as her full-service movie production firm handles everything from hiring writers and directors to delivering the film to the distributor--all on shoestring budgets.
Some missions have billion-dollar price tags and full-time public-relations staffs; others run on shoestring budgets. What they all have in common is the proven ability to shed new light on some of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, and indeed, all of science.
Yet FidoNet-which still exists-proved that dedicated amateurs, mostly working on shoestring budgets, could cobble together a globe-spanning network in their spare time.
All were made on shoestring budgets of $65,000 or less with six-day shooting schedules.
Both the Golden Gloves and St Aloysius work on shoestring budgets, yet both have enjoyed great success over the past 12 months.
Open Water has been favourably compared with The Blair Witch Project, but the main similarities lie in their shoestring budgets and the amateurish way they're filmed.
We have to struggle along on shoestring budgets while vast sums are poured into puerile sports like football.
IF you want to know about shoestring budgets, talk to Nottingham Forest gaffer Paul Hart, writes Steve Palmer.
They include the KINO collective, which produces often inspired films made on shoestring budgets and in ridiculously short amounts of time, and the Quebec-based production company Spirafilm, which has always advocated collaboration between its members or through special projects such as the Videographe's 30th-anniversary collection of short films, Quand j'ai eu 30 ans.
The report says planning departments have shoestring budgets, not enough staff, don't spend enough time asking the public what they think and don't give enough protection to the environment.