power of the purse

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  • Power of the purse — The power of the purse is the ability of one group to manipulate and control the actions of another group by withholding funding, or putting stipulations on the use of funds. The power of the purse can be used positively (e.g. awarding extra… …   Wikipedia

  • hold the purse strings — verb To be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility …   Wiktionary

  • Purse (disambiguation) — A purse is a large or small handbag in American English, and a small money container similar to a wallet in British English.Purse may also refer to: * Samaritan s Purse, a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization * Purse seine, a type …   Wikipedia

  • Purse — Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. {Bourse}, {Bursch}, {Bursar}, {Buskin}.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purse crab — Purse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. {Bourse}, {Bursch}, {Bursar}, {Buskin}.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purse net — Purse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. {Bourse}, {Bursch}, {Bursar}, {Buskin}.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purse pride — Purse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. {Bourse}, {Bursch}, {Bursar}, {Buskin}.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purse rat — Purse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. {Bourse}, {Bursch}, {Bursar}, {Buskin}.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Subjection of Women — is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favor of equality between the sexes. At the time it was published, this essay was an affront to European… …   Wikipedia

  • The Cheetah Girls (novel series) — The Cheetah Girls is a 16 book novel series created and written by Deborah Gregory. The series, which began in 1999, is about a female vocal group seeking success and fortune. In the book series, there are five Cheetah Girls, but in the film… …   Wikipedia

  • purse strings — purse′ strings n. pl. cvb the right or power to determine the disposition of financial resources: Who holds the purse strings in your family?[/ex] • Etymology: 1450–1500 …   From formal English to slang

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