He carries his purse-strings in a knot which it would break his heart to unfasten.
She will hold the purse-strings, and make him meaner than he is already.
If you will draw your purse-strings a little wider, and allow 1d.
But after the dismissal of the Whigs the Queen drew tight the purse-strings.
His two children were for ever tugging at his purse-strings.