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Example sentences from the Web for shoestring
The plot was a string of anecdotes from the senseless shootings of friends that Brinsley knew.
And the string of episodes that aired before that were gripping, noble, and simply entertaining to watch.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we begin to see the other as our possession and commodity, our shoe, the shadow of our shadow, is there ever a happy outcome?
They seem to belong to us, and then they freely go—behavior very uncharacteristic of a shadow or a shoe.
If I say “my shoe,” do I mean it in the same way as “my life,” or “my sister” or “my husband”?
Aristide replaced the baby, and with a complicated arrangement of string fastened it securely to the seat.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Who has patience for the recapitulation of a string of names, when a group of faces may be placed simultaneously before him?
This harmless image of a fierce beast Yung Pak would pull about the floor with a string by the hour.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
She plays with Captain Lovelock as a child does with a wooden harlequin, she pulls a string and he throws up his arms and legs.Confidence|Henry James
Bondad sua, seor, I'll be sworn there is not one fit to tie the latchet of your shoe in the whole army.
British Dictionary definitions for shoestring
- a very small or petty amount of money (esp in the phrase on a shoestring)
- (as modifier)a shoestring budget
Idioms and Phrases with shoestring
see on a shoestring.