purse strings

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purse strings

or purse·strings (pûrs′strĭngz′)
pl.n.
Financial support or resources, or control over them: the politicians who control federal purse strings; tightened the corporate purse strings.

purse strings

pl n
(Banking & Finance) control of finance or expenditure (esp in such phrases as hold or control the purse strings)

purse′ strings`


n.pl.
the right or power to determine the disposition of financial resources: Who holds the purse strings in your family?
[1450–1500]
Translations

purse strings

npl to hold the purse strings (fig) → tenere i cordoni della borsa
References in classic literature ?
"Oh, monsieur, procurator's wife or duchess, if she will but loosen her pursestrings, it will be all the same; but she positively answered that she was tired of the exigencies and infidelities of Monsieur Porthos, and that she would not send him a denier."
"Pinch points like Xmas put an increased strain on the family pursestrings
Measures announced in Mr Hammond's third Budget amounted to a total PS100 billion loosening of the pursestrings over a six-year period.
Although victory over St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup on Saturday might loosen the pursestrings, he said: "The budget is what the budget is.
But what do those who control the pursestrings actually want the public to know?
The report also claimed the review of mega projects left the Sino-Malaysian relations in slight uncertainty, with the tightening of the pursestrings also irking southern neighbours Singapore.
Those in charge of the pursestrings need to be constantly on their guard against financial waste.
Now those in charge of the pursestrings want to tell victims of accidents and life threatening situations in Huddersfield: 'Sorry, can't come here; you'll have to go to Halifax.
Fundamental to successful growth is managing cash flow and accessing capital which, since the recession, has become more difficult through high street banks which have tightened the pursestrings.
Cox had a tough time at cashstrapped Torquay, but the pursestrings are nowhere near as tight at Barrow and the club's ongoing ambition was revealed last week when they persuaded Lincoln striker Liam Hearn to join them on a one-month loan.
Ashley did loosen the pursestrings at St James' Park over the summer and spent more than [pounds sterling]50million on five players, including more than [pounds sterling]10million each on Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin.