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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GEMINI May 21- June 21 You are likely to be well catered for in a new place without having to loosen your purse strings.
Market Christmas GET ready to loosen your purse strings as there's just days until the Continental Christmas Market arrives in Newcastle.