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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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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.
Even if you're one of the lucky few who isn't having to tighten the purse strings, would you really want to spend dhs16,300 on a mobile phone?
Parents may tighten the purse strings for themselves, but they'll still spend on their kids.