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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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The EU is loosening the purse strings to help Greece.
However, it seems players must be moved on before Romanov will consider loosening the purse strings again.
Mr Brown has the power to wage war on those who bring guns onto our streets but to do so he will have to instigate a change in government policy by loosening the purse strings at the Treasury in order to get more bobbies.
The Cottagers just managed to avoid relegation last term and Sanchez, initially appointed on a caretaker basis, has clearly taken advantage of chairman Mohammed Al Fayed loosening the purse strings to avoid a repeat.
Dollman's arrival, however, does not mask the necessity of the Dragons to start loosening the purse strings and splashing out on one or two bigger names this summer.