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  • n  a lace used for fastening shoes
  • n  a small amount of money
    he managed it on a shoestring

  • Italy's moviemakers, who have turned out some of the world's best postwar pictures on a shoestring (Open City, To Live in Peace, Paisan, Shoeshine), had reason to feel bitter last .
  • It was then, after decades of the Leakeys' working in isolation and operating on shoestring budgets, that the National Geographic Society agreed to support and promote the "Leakey .
  • Bill Berns, 33, is a square-faced radio executive with a crew cut, easy manner, busy brain, and a shoestring for a wallet.
News & Articles

  • Colon wins 6th straight as A's rout Mariners 10-2
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Bartolo Colon was feeling a little run down during the second inning. He felt a lot better after Josh Reddick made a shoestring catch that saved a couple more runs.
    June 17, 2013 - The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports
  • A’s Hit 4 Homers In 10-2 Rout of Seattle
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Bartolo Colon was feeling a little run down during the second inning. He felt a lot better after Josh Reddick made a shoestring catch that saved a couple more runs. Colon worked […]
    June 17, 2013 - CBS Sacramento
  • Bartolo Colon wins 6th straight as Oakland A's rout Mariners 10-2
    OAKLAND (AP) -- Bartolo Colon was feeling a little run down during the second inning. He felt a lot better after Josh Reddick made a shoestring catch that saved a couple more runs.
    June 17, 2013 - The Vacaville Reporter
Quotes

  • Neil McDonald in Sportinglife.com
    McDonald said though: "In terms of getting the structure right, and signing the right players, he's done it all on a shoestring budget. Can you imagine what he could do with a few quid to spend? There's some great players at Newcastle now anyway but...
  • Scott Riggs in USA Today
    It's not the ideal situation,Riggs said. "I don't think Tommy or myself looked at last year and said, 'Hey, let's go race next year on a shoestring budget with no major sponsors and see if we can race all the races.' That's not what we...
  • Jimmy Wales in Taipei Times
    Wales said that "existing on donations keeps us on a shoestring budget," adding that he was not opposed to leveraging Wikipedia's brand, consistent with its free-culture values, of course.

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