Definition of purse–string

  1. 1 :  formed or drawn in the manner of a purse string a wind-tight purse-string closure about the neck — see purse-string suture

  2. 2 :  involving control of financial matters :  acting through financial control committee would have purse-string power to enforce the decisions — The National Jewish Monthly

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Origin and Etymology of purse–string

purse string

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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