shoestring (plural shoestrings)
- the string or lace used to secure the shoe to the foot; a shoelace
- Your shoestring is untied.
- a tight budget; very little money
- He did all that on a shoestring budget.
- a long narrow cut of a food; a julienne
- shoestring French fries
a tight budget
a long narrow cut of a food; a julienne