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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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Not just as a way of tightening the purse strings ahead of what's now flagged up as a looming recession, but also for reasons of welfare and plain commonsense.
I KNOW the GRA is tightening the purse strings, but surely giving its BAGS racing short shrift is going too far.
But whether it's the pub industry itself or whether it's people tightening the purse strings, I don't know.
One of those new realities is that Western governments are tightening the purse strings.
Even today, with most people tightening the purse strings and sitting tight until the financial situation has improved, spending on ourselves has not decreased.