Definitions of shoestring

n a lace used for fastening shoes

shoe lace, shoe string, shoelace
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)

n a small amount of money

“he managed it on a shoestring
shoe string
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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