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PURSE. In Turkey the sum of five hundred dollars is called a purse. Merch. Dict. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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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. You can't go on shopping sprees when you haven't got a job, and that applies to politicians as much as it does us.
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?
The wages are coming straight out of its Fund allocation of around pounds 175,000, and this seems to be one of the reasons why the Trust has been forced to tighten the purse strings.
The headteacher of St Margaret Mary's Secondary in Castlemilk, Glasgow, has constantly been forced to tighten the purse strings.