tighten the purse strings

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Definition of tighten the purse strings

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

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“Tighten the purse strings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tighten%20the%20purse%20strings. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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