shoe string

1. a small amount of money

he managed it on a shoestring

Syn: ↑shoestring
2. a lace used for fastening shoes
Syn: ↑shoelace, ↑shoe lace, ↑shoestring
Hypernyms: ↑lace, ↑lacing
Part Holonyms: ↑shoe
Part Meronyms: ↑aglet, ↑aiglet

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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