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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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In many areas there has been a standstill but that is based on poor figures for the last quarter of 2008." Cashflow has been a major issue for firms as lenders have become reluctant to loosen the purse strings. Many said credit conditions were a major issue.
That would help loosen the purse strings further still.
persuade Deadly Doug Ellis to loosen the purse strings.
Firms need to loosen the purse strings when it comes to pay.
"As we see success come out of this, the more likely we will be to loosen the purse strings.
May knows his board are unlikely to loosen the purse strings and admits he is bracing himself for Moutinho's exit.
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.
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.
Lets hope the powers that be loosen the purse strings an give us a treat.
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.
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.
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.