hold/control the purse strings

Definition of hold/control the purse strings

  1. :  to make the decisions about how money is spent The museum's board of directors holds/controls the purse strings.

Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

controlplay
  1. :  to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments

    :  to incorporate suitable controls in

    :  to exercise restraining or directing influence over :  regulate

  1. :  an act or instance of controlling

    :  power or authority to guide or manage

    :  skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium

purseplay
  1. :  a small bag for money

    :  a receptacle (as a pocketbook) for carrying money and often other small objects

    :  a receptacle (as a pouch) shaped like a purse

  1. :  to put into a purse

    :  pucker, knit

stringplay strings
  1. :  something that resembles a string

    :  a cord (as a tendon or ligament) of an animal body

    :  a plant fiber (as a leaf vein)

  1. :  to equip with strings

    :  to tune the strings of

    :  to make tense :  key up

  1. :  of or relating to stringed musical instruments


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