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the public pursenoun [S]

uk   us   mainly UK
money from the ​government: People should ​provide for ​their own ​retirement and not ​expect to be ​supported by the ​publicpurse.
(Definition of the public purse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the public purse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 国库…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國庫…
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