shoestring

Definitions of shoestring
  1. noun
    a lace used for fastening shoes
    synonyms: shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace
    see moresee less
    type of:
    lace, lacing
    a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
  2. noun
    a small amount of money
    “he managed it on a shoestring
    synonyms: shoe string
    see moresee less
    type of:
    small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Word Family