Shoestring Definition

sho͝ostrĭng
noun
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A small or barely adequate amount of capital.
A business started on a shoestring.
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The string or lace used to secure the shoe to the foot; a shoelace.

Your shoestring is untied.
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He did all that on a shoestring budget.
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A long narrow cut of a food; a julienne.

Shoestring French fries.
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Synonyms:
shoe stringshoe laceshoelacelatchetlacetie
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adjective
Like a shoestring; long and narrow.
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Of, operating on, or characterized by a small amount of money.
A shoestring budget.
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At, near, or around the ankles.
A shoestring catch, a shoestring tackle.
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Other Word Forms of Shoestring

Noun

Singular:
shoestring
Plural:
shoestrings

Origin of Shoestring

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