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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For most ministers of finance, a difference of just 2 per cent between what's spent and what's taken in might be the cause to loosen the purse strings.
But the on-loan Grimsby Town full-back must now wait to see if the Blues are able to loosen the purse strings.
Yet he still believes the club can only temper Manchester City's impending dominance if they loosen the purse strings in January.
Coleman added that he will have to prove that he can get more out of the players already at the club if he is to convince the hierarchy to loosen the purse strings.
Firms need to loosen the purse strings when it comes to pay.
We all know our chairman well enough by now to realise that he is not about to loosen the purse strings, even after the recent publication in this newspaper which clearly demonstrated plenty going into the coffers with only embarrassingly small, laughable, amounts coming out.
Ashley did loosen the purse strings at St James' Park over the summer and spent more than PS50m on five players, including more than PS10m each on Georginio Wijnaldum, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin.
Time and time again we taxpayers are told public money is tight and the age of austerity isn't going to loosen the purse strings any time soon.
Having said that, the fact Falcao single-handedly ripped apart the Blues' defense, in Los Colchoneros' 4-1 European Super Cup win, coupled with the fact the club has yet to replace striker Didier Drogba, could convince Roman Abramovich to loosen the purse strings one last time.
Now they need to loosen the purse strings even further and start splashing some more cash in the transfer market.
Alex McLeish will ask Randy Lerner to loosen the purse strings for a new midfielder in January with luckless loanee Jermaine Jenas set to be sent back to Spurs.
CARDIFF CITY manager Malky Mackay has revealed he is poised to loosen the purse strings at his new club.
Many have tightened their belts and kept costs under control in the past two years and it's really a case of saying that they should continue on the same path and not loosen the purse strings simply because the figures have improved.
Local analysts and Brussels experts have warned 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.
He said: "Wednesday's announcement should peel away another layer of uncertainty from the economic outlook and encourage businesses to loosen the purse strings.