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shoestring

shoe·string

shoestring

 
pronunciation:
shu strIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thin cord passed through eyelets on a shoe to tighten it or fasten it on; shoelace.
similar words:
lace
definition 2: a small or very limited amount of resources.
That company runs on a shoestring.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: long and very thin, like a shoestring.
definition 2: using, having, or depending on only a small amount of resources.
a shoestring mining operation