purse

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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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The wages are coming straight out of its Fund allocation of around pounds 175,000, and this seems to be one of the reasons why the Trust has been forced to tighten the purse strings.
The headteacher of St Margaret Mary's Secondary in Castlemilk, Glasgow, has constantly been forced to tighten the purse strings.
The study said: "Mums are having to tighten the purse strings just to stay afloat.
He said: "It's the last thing you need when you are out of a job, It's just adding insult to injury when you are trying to tighten the purse strings.
Goulding has been delighted with the impact a number of his captures have made and insists there remains a batch of quality players out there for the Greens to target - even though they continue to tighten the purse strings.
PRUDENT British mums are set to tighten the purse strings this festive season, a survey found.