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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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MIDLAND carpet maker Victoria today gave investors a grim profits warning as consumers tightened the purse strings to switch to cheaper products.
Chairman Doug Ellis has tightened the purse strings which has left Taylor having to sell to buy and so far he has struggled to off-load any of his unwanted stars.
Second, the implementation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) has tightened the purse strings of many nursing homes that must try to generate enough reimbursement to cover the actual costs of caring for residents.
ATLANTA & LONDON -- As the contagion from the credit market turmoil continues to spread to the economy, many companies have tightened the purse strings.