to get along on a shoestring



Idiom Definition

"to get along on a shoestring"

to spend very little money to live one's life

Idiom Definition - to get along on a shoestring

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to get along on a shoestring

Ned and Grace are reminiscing about the early days of their marriage ...

Grace:  Do you remember when we were first married?

Ned:  I sure do!  I was just starting my career so we had very little money.

Grace:  Yes, we had to get along on a shoestring.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to get along on a shoestring

Victor and Bruce are talking about continuing to repair and restore the race car they are working on together ...

Victor:  We still have so many repairs to make on the car.

Bruce:   Do you have any money?

Victor:  I only have $100.

Bruce:   "Well, then we will have to get along on a shoestring."





to get along on a shoestring - Usage:

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to get along on a shoestring - Gerund Form:

Getting along on a shoestring could mean eating a lot of rice.


to get along on a shoestring - Examples:

1)  I get along on a shoestring when I have very little money.

2)  You get along on a shoestring when you travel with little money.

3)  He gets along on a shoestring when payday is still eight days away.

4)  She gets along on a shoestring when she wants to shop with almost no money.

5)  Charity for Animals gets along on a shoestring when donations are low.

6)  We get along on a shoestring when we travel to out of town games.

7)  You (all) get along on a shoestring when you open an Internet business.

8)  They get along on a shoestring when necessity dictates.

9)  It sounds like health services get along on a shoestring

10)  As a writer, I've had to learn how to get along on a shoestring budget.

11)  It is also quite possible to get along on a shoestring budget on the west coast.

12) You can be sure that almost all of them are getting along on a shoestring, operated voluntarily. 

13)  Are you getting along on a shoestring during this trip around Europe?

14)  Have you gotten along on a shoestring many times in this life?

15)  Have you (all) been getting along on a shoestring for over a year now?

16)  Did she get along on a shoestring in university?

17)  Internet Business S was getting along on a shoestring when it first started.

18)  Is he going to get along on a shoestring next year?

19)  Is Film Company W going to get along on a shoestring next year?

20)  Are you going to be getting along on a shoestring backpacking through Asia next year?