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.
Moreover, we have to teach the teachers and those who have control of the purse-strings.
Here was a grab at heart-strings and purse-strings together.
I had to stretch my purse-strings, and go to the higher figure.
You go to college if you wish it, young lady, he said, and I hold the purse-strings.
What would the world have been like had the purse-strings of time been held by women?