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the purse strings

the spending of money by a family, company, or country: A recent survey showed that in 53 percent of families, women hold (= control) the purse strings.
(Definition of the purse strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"purse strings" in American English

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purse stringsplural noun

/ˈpɜrs ˌstrɪŋz/
control over how much money is spent: Retailers are hoping that American consumers will loosen their purse strings next year.
(Definition of purse strings from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the purse strings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开支,花费…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開支,花費…
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