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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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Chairman Doug Ellis has loosened the purse strings to the extent Gregory was able to offer about pounds 8million this week for Celta Vigo striker Benni McCarthy, even though the bid was rejected.
TAMWORTH have loosened the purse strings to allow manager Gary Mills to add young prospect Scott Barrow to their squad.