Definition of shoestring noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

shoestring

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈʃustrɪŋ//
 
= shoelace
 
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Idioms
on a shoestring(informal)
 
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using very little money In the early years, they ran the business on a shoestring.
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