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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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TAMWORTH have loosened the purse strings to allow manager Gary Mills to add young prospect Scott Barrow to their squad.
Already this summer Lerner has loosened the purse strings to help Villa avoid another relegation battle by sanctioning deals for six new arrivals.
Chidambaram loosened the purse strings for the agriculture sector as he proposed to allocate ` 27,049 crore to the agriculture ministry in 2013- 14, a good per cent hike on the revised estimates for the current fiscal.