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PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t.

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Are organizations going to be able to loosen the purse strings to allow for innovation?
There's still no money to actually do anything, but Leslie is convinced that sending Ann on a date with finance guy Chris (Rob Lowe) might persuade him to loosen the purse strings.
But Moyes is refusing to ask the board to loosen the purse strings this month in an attempt to secure a Champions League berth.
As we see success come out of this, the more likely we will be to loosen the purse strings.
But a Ryan Taylor winner has changed the mood in the Newcastle camp and Pardew is hoping Ashley, who missed the 1-0 win yesterday, will loosen the purse strings to sign strikerModibo Maiga, of Sochaux, and left-back Aly Cissokho, of Lyon.
IAN FERGUSON has urged Craig Whyte to loosen the purse strings to give Ally McCoist the best possible chance of success at Rangers.
The risk is that the cabinet, just like its predecessors, may loosen the purse strings to maintain its popularity ahead of local and presidential polls in the autumn.
Cashflow has been a major issue for firms as lenders have become reluctant to loosen the purse strings.
That would help loosen the purse strings further still.
persuade Deadly Doug Ellis to loosen the purse strings.
Lower rates may loosen the purse strings of investors in money market accounts.
Bosses hope to persuade shoppers to loosen the purse strings for what's billed as a one-day extravaganza.