- shoemaker-levy 9,
- shoestring catch,
- shoestring potatoes,
- shoestring root rot,
- shoestring tackle,
Origin of shoestring
Examples from the Web for shoe-string
Neither is it some bush-league Johnny-come-lately gathering with C-list speakers and a shoe-string budget.
Passion, which he financed and produced, grossed $370 million worldwide on a shoe-string budget of $30 million.
Say, didn't you never have to tie up your hair with a shoe-string?The Portion of Labor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
And Priscilla walked down the corridor swinging her note-book by its shoe-string, and opening envelops as she went.When Patty Went to College|Jean Webster
Thorstein Hall of the Side's son stood still while all the others fled, and tied his shoe-string.
One morning he gave me a packet of papers and a photograph—the lot tied together with a shoe-string.Heart of Darkness|Joseph Conrad
Now it happened to Skarphedinn, as they ran down along the Fleet, that his shoe-string snapped asunder, and he stayed behind.
- a very small or petty amount of money (esp in the phrase on a shoestring)
- (as modifier)a shoestring budget
see on a shoestring.