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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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IT HAS already been dubbed the "Summer of Great Britain" as more families tighten the purse strings and opt to spend their holidays in the UK rather than travel abroad.
IT has already been dubbed the Summer of Great Britain as more families tighten the purse strings and opt to spend their holidays in the UK rather than travel abroad With around half a million caravanning enthusiasts in the UK, leisure towing is a serious business - one which has prompted Chevrolet to create its own guide to safer caravanning.
Gender wise, it is women - at 55 percent - who are more likely to tighten the purse strings and bring in their lunch.
PRUDENT British mums are set to tighten the purse strings this festive season, a survey found.
For those looking to tighten the purse strings during the recession, this year's list offers toys which should not prove too much of a blow to the bank balance, with none costing above Au50.
Times are tough and we need to tighten the purse strings.