purse string

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a drawstring used to close the mouth of a purse

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-Valassis' Sixth Annual RedPlum Purse String Survey
MONEY MESSAGE Conte is frustrated by his board's reluctance to loosen purse strings
There has also been a rise in the proportion of children receiving pocket money over the last year across Britain as households ease their purse strings, from 77% in 2012 to 84%.
Rodgers admits next season "the purse strings will be loosened" on the back of the influx of money from a new television deal but for now he is trying to make the best of his situation.
He will leave Bahrain feeling in need of a boil-wash, having surren-dered any principles because he was ordered to race by those who control the purse strings. The chequered flag should be replaced by a white one.
Mr Barker described the elephants' new home as a paradise, adding: "To think one of them might not survive the trip in a truck touched my heart and purse strings."
I suppose I am also dreading having to hold the purse strings when we do get married.
TAMWORTH have loosened the purse strings to allow manager Gary Mills to add young prospect Scott Barrow to their squad.
The Tory and LibDem government are telling us a lot about how all General Practitioners are to hold the purse strings for their patient's entire treatment in the NHS.
BUSINESS services group Capita said its half year figures were impacted by a fall in new contracts as public purse strings are tightened, but added that the public sector's quest for savings should work in its favour as a key provider of outsourced services.
- A question 14 for tenants with a current lease The right place at the right time - 17 Apartments set to reap rewards A new corporate social 19 responsibility approaches Over budget - Keeping control 5 of the purse strings Why two greens don't 9 equal growth Office market mirrors trend 11 for smaller occupiers Train to gain - Why HS2 is 16 the key to city's growth Key property figures give 18 their views on regeneration Post People - Faces and places 20 from around the region
Parliament's official record has Lord Purse Strings telling peers last week that UK borrowing this year will be pounds 1,067billion when the real figure is pounds 167billion.
Women make 91 of home-buying decisions holding the purse strings on about 2 trillion-worth of buying power annually according to a Harvard study quoted here.