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hold purse strings

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Synonyms for hold purse strings

verb have charge of
  • administer
  • command
  • conduct
  • deal with
  • dominate
  • govern
  • handle
  • lead
  • manage
  • manipulate
  • oversee
  • regulate
  • rule
  • run
  • supervise
  • administrate
  • advise
  • boss
  • bully
  • call
  • direct
  • discipline
  • domineer
  • guide
  • head
  • instruct
  • overlook
  • pilot
  • predominate
  • quarterback
  • regiment
  • steer
  • subject
  • subjugate
  • superintend
  • be in saddle
  • call the signals
  • head up
  • hold purse strings
  • hold sway over
  • hold the reins
  • push buttons
  • reign over
  • run the show
  • run things

Antonyms for hold purse strings

  • comply
  • consent
  • follow
  • mismanage
  • neglect
  • obey
  • serve
  • submit
  • surrender
  • yield
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • abandon
  • chance
  • forsake
  • give up
  • jump in
  • let go
  • relinquish
  • renounce
  • resign
  • risk
  • rush
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.