tighten the purse strings

Definition of tighten the purse strings

  1. :  to make less money available for spending School administrators are already tightening the purse strings.

Word by Word Definitions

tightenplay
  1. :  to make tight or tighter

    :  to become tight or tighter

purseplay
  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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