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Shoe­string

Why do we say of a man who has built his busi­ness up from next-to-noth­ing, “he started on a shoe­string”?

The al­lu­sion is to a street ped­dler who of­fers shoe­strings for sale. This form of busi­ness en­deavor re­quires no of­fice, no tools, and less cap­i­tal than al­most any other type imag­in­able.

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