loosen the purse strings


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loosen the purse strings

To become more liberal with one's expenditures; to increase the availability of money for spending purposes. After having to count my pennies for so long, it's nice to be able to loosen the purse strings a bit! We'd have a much better and more stable product if the boss would loosen the purse strings a little.
See also: loosen, purse, string
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There's still no money to actually do anything, but Leslie is convinced that sending Ann on a date with finance guy Chris (Rob Lowe) might persuade him to loosen the purse strings.
But a Ryan Taylor winner has changed the mood in the Newcastle camp and Pardew is hoping Ashley, who missed the 1-0 win yesterday, will loosen the purse strings to sign strikerModibo Maiga, of Sochaux, and left-back Aly Cissokho, of Lyon.
Newcastle United 2 ALAN Pardew hopes Newcastle United's impressive performance in a 2-2 draw at Chelsea will help persuade owner Mike Ashley to loosen the purse strings ahead of a busy summer in the transfer market.
The risk is that the cabinet, just like its predecessors, may loosen the purse strings to maintain its popularity ahead of local and presidential polls in the autumn.
May knows his board are unlikely to loosen the purse strings and admits he is bracing himself for Moutinho's exit.
Cashflow has been a major issue for firms as lenders have become reluctant to loosen the purse strings.
That would help loosen the purse strings further still.
persuade Deadly Doug Ellis to loosen the purse strings.
Ashley had better loosen the purse strings next week if not for the sake of the fans, the remaining players, the caretaker manager, and the cobbler who has fewer and fewer boots to repair then for his own sake.
Moyes has cleared the decks by releasing a dozen players already and that will possibly loosen the purse strings for some signings or loan deals.
STRAIGHT-talking Steve Tosh has warned the Pittodrie board to loosen the purse strings or pay the price next season.
The club has possibly got to loosen the purse strings a little bit and invest in new players, though it is not for me to say,'' said Hawkins.
Lets hope the powers that be loosen the purse strings an give us a treat.
January sales do not appeal to Martin O'Neill but the Villa manager could still loosen the purse strings to maintain Villa's Euro ambitions.
YOU'D no doubt think me mad to suggest that now is actually a good time to loosen the purse strings.