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Synonyms for purse

Synonyms for purse

a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse

a small bag for carrying money

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a sum of money offered as a prize

contract one's lips into a rounded shape

gather or contract into wrinkles or folds

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I would like to see us loosen the purse strings very quickly and very substantially.
Newcastle United 2 ALAN Pardew hopes Newcastle United's impressive performance in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea will help persuade owner Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings ahead of a busy summer in the transfer market.
May knows his board are unlikely to loosen the purse strings and admits he is bracing himself for Moutinho's exit.
Ashley had better loosen the purse strings next week if not for the sake of the fans, the remaining players, the caretaker manager, and the cobbler who has fewer and fewer boots to repair then for his own sake.
January sales do not appeal to Martin O'Neill but the Villa manager could still loosen the purse strings to maintain Villa's Euro ambitions.
Moyes has cleared the decks by releasing a dozen players already and that will possibly loosen the purse strings for some signings or loan deals.
STRAIGHT-talking Steve Tosh has warned the Pittodrie board to loosen the purse strings or pay the price next season.
The club has possibly got to loosen the purse strings a little bit and invest in new players, though it is not for me to say,'' said Hawkins.
The majority of us are still feeling the pinch money-wise, but are happy to loosen the purse strings on a night out, with the average spend at [euro]81.
Lets hope the powers that be loosen the purse strings an give us a treat.
After a board meeting last night, he was hoping to persuade the club to loosen the purse strings to sign Moore as a free agent.
YOU'D no doubt think me mad to suggest that now is actually a good time to loosen the purse strings.
A board meeting on Tuesday will iron out budgets for next season and O'Neill is hoping that majority shareholder with Dermot Desmond and his Irish backers, who now control of 50 per cent of the club's shares, will loosen the purse strings.
Hammam has already spent millions on building this Cardiff City team and now the pressure is on to loosen the purse strings again, before next Thursday's transfer deadline.
He hopes if families and businesses can bank on cheap cash, they will loosen the purse strings and give the economy a boost.