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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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And, now that the transfer window has opened, a win over United might just tempt chairman Doug Ellis to loosen the purse strings so that O'Leary can boost his paper-thin squad.
Unless Taylor persuades his board to loosen the purse strings he could lose out to his old rival, as he did last season with Lennon.
IN A TOUGH MARKET, you need every competitive advantage to entice your lender to loosen the purse strings. Recent studies have shown that money still is available, hut will more likely go to experienced operators who can demonstrate market savvy and well-planned strategies.
The Toon boss is confident owner Mike Ashley will loosen the purse strings now he has seen the problems.
Coleman added that he will have to prove that he can get more out of the players already at the club if he is to convince the hierarchy to loosen the purse strings.
Ashley did loosen the purse strings at St James' Park over the summer and spent more than PS50m on five players, including more than PS10m each on Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin.
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.
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.
CARDIFF CITY manager Malky Mackay has revealed he is poised to loosen the purse strings at his new club.
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.