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Definition of shoestring noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shoestring

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃuːstrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːstrɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (North American English) = shoelace
  • Idioms (informal) using very little money In the early years, the business was run on a shoestring.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shoestring