HyperDic: purse_strings

English > 1 sense of the expression purse strings:
NOUNpossessionpurse stringsfinancial resources or support
English > purse strings: 1 sense > noun 1, possession
MeaningFinancial resources or support.
Example"who controls the purse strings in this family?"
Broaderfunds, finances, monetary resource, cash in hand, pecuniary resourceassets in the form of money

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