His London world talked of a hardening of heart and a tightening of purse-strings which signified disloyalty to the Cause.
She will hold the purse-strings, and make him meaner than he is already.
Mother, if you would only untie your purse-strings for once, and lend him a thousand roubles!
His two children were for ever tugging at his purse-strings.
One of the first prerogatives established by the House of Commons was the right to control the purse-strings of the kingdom.
Moreover, we have to teach the teachers and those who have control of the purse-strings.
I had to stretch my purse-strings, and go to the higher figure.
Here was a grab at heart-strings and purse-strings together.
Besides, he is very prudent and orderly; I am only afraid that some day he will pull the purse-strings too tight.
You go to college if you wish it, young lady, he said, and I hold the purse-strings.