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

loosen the purse strings

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loosen your purse strings

If you loosen the purse strings or loosen your purse strings, you allow more money to be spent. If the Treasury loosens the purse strings, many authorities will be delighted to spend. Companies are loosening their purse strings and making investments in network improvements.
See also: loosen, purse, string
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CELTIC have been warned they will have to loosen the purse strings to the tune of pounds 3.
But loosen the purse strings and the North-East will spring free, able at last to reach its full potential.
Then there was a muted demonstration from supporters before tonight's game, with the words "Ellis Out" held up - a reference to Villa chairman Doug Ellis, who has been accused of being slow to loosen the purse strings.
But after signing a 12-month rolling contract that will keep him at Newcastle for as long as he wants the job, chairman Freddy Shepherd has agreed to loosen the purse strings.
MICK COOKE wants Drogheda United chiefs to loosen the purse strings to ensure they are not one-season-wonders.
Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo wanted a striker in the transfer window but owner Vladimir Romanov refused to loosen the purse strings.
Clearly they need to loosen the purse strings to keep their huge support happy.
SCOTT Young has urged the Oval board to loosen the purse strings in January following last night's Paddy Power County Antrim Shield defeat to Cliftonville.
Martin O'Neill's side have one foot in the Champions League after their 4- 0 first-leg win at MTK Hungaria but Quinn, left, says it won't loosen the purse strings.
I don't think that our board are going to loosen the purse strings that much.
He tries to turn on the charm in order to loosen the purse strings.
It appears that Irish people loosen the purse strings as soon as they leave the country as the research shows they are less likely to spend as much on a holiday at home.
When the head coach wants a player, it's Brown's job to convince McCann to loosen the purse strings - and with greater urgency than he has in the past.
We mustn't get carried away - but the banks may finally be starting to loosen the purse strings.
RETIRING Aberdeen keeper Peter Kjaer has warned the Dons board to loosen the purse strings or forget about a top six challenge next season.