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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.
Translations of “the purse strings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開支,花費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开支,花费…
(Definition of the purse strings from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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