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Meaning of “the purse strings” in the English Dictionary

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the purse strings

the ​spending of ​money by a ​family, ​company, or ​country: A ​recentsurveyshowed 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)
Translations of “the purse strings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开支,花费…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開支,花費…
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