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Daemon
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shoestring

(noun) Marked by or consisting of a small amount of money.

Synonyms: shoe string

Usage: The manager was expected to run the department on a shoestring budget, so to save money, he fired a few a few of the salesmen and accountants.
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We're living on a shoestring now, since one of us lost a job.
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Noun 1. shoestring - a lace used for fastening shoesshoestring - a lace used for fastening shoes
shoe lace, shoelace, shoe string
aglet, aiglet - metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon
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)
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
2. shoestring - a small amount of money; "he managed it on a shoestring"
shoe string
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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