loosen the purse strings

Definition of loosen the purse strings

  1. :  to make more money available for spending Companies are expected to loosen the purse strings as the economy improves.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to release from restraint

    :  to make looser

    :  to relieve (the bowels) of constipation

  1. :  a small bag for money

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

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

    :  a plant fiber (such 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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to cast off or become cast off

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