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Noun: shoestring  'shoo,string
  1. A lace used for fastening shoes
    - shoelace, shoe lace, shoe string
  2. A small amount of money
    "he managed it on a shoestring";
    - shoe string

Derived forms: shoestrings, shoe strings

Type of: lace, lacing, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Part of: shoe

Encyclopedia: Shoestring