Purse(redirected from holding the purse strings)
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Related to holding the purse strings: loosen the purse strings
What does it mean when you dream about a purse?
Carrying a purse in a dream may signify the secret place of important possessions, which are being closely held. Losing the purse might suggest loss of power and control of possessions.