hold the purse strings

hold the purse strings
to control the spending of a family's or an organization's money.

In our house it was my mother who held the purse strings.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • hold the purse strings — Ⅰ. hold the purse strings ► to control when and how money is spent: »Head office holds the purse strings, and we ll need approval to buy any new equipment. Main Entry: ↑hold Ⅱ. hold/control the purse strings ► to be in charge of a family s or… …   Financial and business terms

  • hold the purse strings — ► hold the purse strings have control of expenditure. Main Entry: ↑purse …   English terms dictionary

  • hold the purse strings — control how much is spent, decide when to spend    He does the talking, but she holds the purse strings …   English idioms

  • hold the purse strings — have control of expenditure. → purse …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold the purse strings — control the money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hold the purse strings — verb To be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility …   Wiktionary

  • hold the purse strings — have control of expenditure …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold/control the purse strings — ► to be in charge of a family s or organization s money and responsible for deciding what it will be spent on: »She is the typical Japanese housewife who controls the family s purse strings. Main Entry: ↑purse …   Financial and business terms

  • control the purse strings — hold/control the purse strings ► to be in charge of a family s or organization s money and responsible for deciding what it will be spent on: »She is the typical Japanese housewife who controls the family s purse strings. Main Entry: ↑purse …   Financial and business terms

  • purse strings — n. a drawstring for closing certain purses hold the purse strings to be in control of the money tighten the purse strings or loosen the purse strings to make funds less (or more) readily available …   English World dictionary

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