Translation: from spanish

on a shoestring (budget)

  • 1 justo2

    Ex. Surveillance licensing is one question which falls squarely into the 'free movement of goods' category and does not involve the harmonization of the laws of member states.
    * el futuro + estar + justo a la vuelta de la esquina = the future + be + just around the corner.
    * en el momento justo = on cue.
    * estar en el sitio justo en el momento preciso = be on the spot.
    * estar justo en medio de = stand + squarely in.
    * justo ahora = right now, just now.
    * justo a la vuelta de la esquina = just around the corner.
    * justo antes de = on the eve of, in the run up to, during the run up to.
    * justo antes (de que) = immediately before.
    * justo a tiempo = (just) in the nick of time, just in time, not a moment too soon, not a minute too soon.
    * justo de la misma manera que = in just the same way as.
    * justo después = immediately.
    * justo después de = right behind, right after, on the heels of, on the coattails of.
    * justo después de (que) = immediately after.
    * justo detrás de = right behind.
    * justo en = right in.
    * justo encima de = smack right on top of.
    * justo en el blanco = dead on target.
    * justo en el medio (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * justo en en centro (de) = plumb in the middle (of).
    * justo en ese momento = just then.
    * justo en la diana = dead on target.
    * justo entonces = immediately.
    * justo hasta = down to.
    * justo lo contrario de = quite the opposite of.
    * justo lo que se necesita = just the ticket, that's the ticket!.
    * justo + Preposición = right + Preposición.
    * ser justo lo que se necesita = be just the thing, be just the ticket, be just the job.
    * ser justo lo que Uno necesita = be (right) up + Posesivo + alley.
    * venir justo después de = come on + the heels of.
    * vivir con lo justo = live on + a shoestring (budget).

    Spanish-English dictionary > justo2

  • 2 puesto3

    * estar muy puesto = stay on top of + the game, stay on top.
    * llevar puesto el cinturón de seguridad = wear + a seat belt.
    * puesto a prueba = overstretched.
    * puesto que = as, because, for, since, seeing that/as.
    * que no se ha puesto en duda = unquestioned, unscrutinised [unscrutinized, -USA].
    * vivir con lo puesto = live on + a shoestring (budget).

    Spanish-English dictionary > puesto3

  • 3 precario presupuesto

    shoestring budget.

    Spanish-English dictionary > precario presupuesto

Look at other dictionaries:

  • shoestring — [sho͞ostriŋ΄] n. 1. SHOELACE ☆ 2. a small or barely adequate amount of capital [a business started on a shoestring] adj. 1. like a shoestring; long and narrow ☆ 2. of, operating on, or characterized by a small amount of money [a shoestring budget …   English World dictionary

  • budget — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ fixed, limited, low, modest, shoestring, small, tight ▪ The film was was made on a shoestring budget …   Collocations dictionary

  • Shoestring — A slang term used to describe a small amount of money that is considered to be inadequate for its intended purpose. A shoestring can be used in a number of idioms, such as: The company financed that last project on a shoestring, or Jim is living… …   Investment dictionary

  • shoestring — [[t]ʃu͟ːstrɪŋ[/t]] shoestrings 1) N COUNT: usu pl Shoestrings are long, narrow pieces of material like pieces of string that you use to fasten your shoes. [AM] (in BRIT, use shoelaces) 2) ADJ: ADJ n A shoestring budget is one where you have very… …   English dictionary

  • shoestring — shoe|string1 [ ʃu,strıŋ ] adjective 1. ) AMERICAN shoestring foods have been made into long thin pieces like string: shoestring potatoes 2. ) having or using a very small amount of money: a shoestring budget shoestring shoe|string 2 [ ʃu,strıŋ ]… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoestring — noun a) the string or lace used to secure the shoe to the foot; a shoelace Your shoestring is untied. b) a tight budget; very little money …   Wiktionary

  • shoestring — I. noun Date: 1616 1. shoelace 2. [from shoestrings being a typical item sold by itinerant vendors] a small sum of money ; capital inadequate or barely adequate to the needs of a transaction < started the business on a shoestring > II. adjective… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shoestring — noun 1 on a shoestring informal if you do something on a shoestring, you do it without spending much money: The program was run on a shoestring for years until they found a sponsor. | a movie that was made on a shoestring budget 2 AmE a shoelace …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoestring — mod. low cost; cheap. (See also on a shoestring.) □ This is just a shoestring operation. There is no capital involved. □ We have nothing but a shoestring budget this year …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • shoestring — /shooh string /, n. 1. a shoelace. 2. a very small amount of money. 3. shoestrings. See shoestring potatoes. adj. 4. consisting of or characterized by a small amount of money: living on a shoestring budget. [1610 20; SHOE + STRING] * * * …   Universalium

  • shoestring — shoe•string [[t]ˈʃuˌstrɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) clo shoelace 2) a very small amount of money 3) meager: a shoestring budget[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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