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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THERE'S no need to tighten the purse strings, as there is property on the market for just PS1.
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.
Policies have to be looked at with the future in mind, not just how to tighten the purse strings while still getting the job done..
The study said: "Mums are having to tighten the purse strings just to stay afloat.
Moore had long made public his frustrations over delays in finalising the playing finances for next season but was understanding of their desire to tighten the purse strings at St Anthony's Road.