What does purse strings mean?

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purse strings

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  1. Purse Strings

    In the days of our grandfathers, when hasp and clasp purses were unknown, the only kind of purse was a small money bag secured round its mouth by a tape or string. To “tighten one’s purse strings” was therefore to be proof against almsgiving or money-lending.

How to pronounce purse strings?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say purse strings in sign language?

  1. pursestrings

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purse strings in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purse strings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of purse strings in a Sentence

  1. Denise Bowden:

    One-hundred and fifty head of ponies control the purse strings of the entire island, we call it the 'Misty' mystique.

  2. Millan Mulraine:

    It suggests that consumers are beginning to tighten their purse strings, this will be a particular concern for the Fed as this segment of the economy remains the key source of support for the economic recovery.

Images & Illustrations of purse strings

  1. purse strings

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