purchasing power

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1. General: Extent to which a person, firm, or group has available funds to make purchases.
2. Economics: (1) Money and credit available for spending and consumption of goods and services. Demand and prices cannot rise beyond the available purchasing power. Also called buying power. (2) Exchange rates: Value of money (currency) measured by the quantity and quality of goods and services it can buy.

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You should always try and have enough purchasing power on hand to be able to strike when a good deal presents.
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I wanted to go shopping with him because he had a lot of purchasing power and I knew he would be able to buy me really expensive stuff.
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You should always try and keep enough liquidity on hand for purchasing power to be able to make a purchase if a great deal comes about.
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