loosen the purse strings


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

Examples of loosen the purse strings in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beyond elementary and secondary public schools and priorities such as border security and mental health, though, the budget clamps down hard on other state programs – something likely to continue, unless a coming wave of federal stimulus money persuades lawmakers to loosen the purse strings. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2021

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“Loosen the purse strings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loosen%20the%20purse%20strings. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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