Student or Learner
Would you help to me to make the proper choice of the meaning of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
How I started up on a shoestring?
He, too, did not fancy living on a shoestring till Cobb paid him. (P. H. Johnson, “Night and Silence Who is Here”)
Here can never be a full expansion of technical education while primary and secondary education is run on a shoestring financially...
John Horrocks, London printer organizing the school in his spare time, said: “We run this event on a shoestring. We have never received a penny subsidy…”
on a shoestring = on straitened means
Thanks for your efforts.
on a meagre/tight budget