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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.

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Having said that, the fact Falcao single-handedly ripped apart the Blues' defense, in Los Colchoneros' 4-1 European Super Cup win, coupled with the fact the club has yet to replace striker Didier Drogba, could convince Roman Abramovich to loosen the purse strings one last time.
Now they need to loosen the purse strings even further and start splashing some more cash in the transfer market.
Alex McLeish will ask Randy Lerner to loosen the purse strings for a new midfielder in January with luckless loanee Jermaine Jenas set to be sent back to Spurs.
Many have tightened their belts and kept costs under control in the past two years and it's really a case of saying that they should continue on the same path and not loosen the purse strings simply because the figures have improved.
Local analysts and Brussels experts have warned that the cabinet, just like its predecessors, may loosen the purse strings to maintain its popularity ahead of local and presidential polls in the autumn.
He said: "Wednesday's announcement should peel away another layer of uncertainty from the economic outlook and encourage businesses to loosen the purse strings."
Jeff Bonser saved the club and has done great by it over the years but perhaps he could loosen the purse strings just a bit."
Draft proposals of package, which did not contain the figures, urged EU members to loosen the purse strings and ease some taxes in the face of the worst economic downturn in decades.
Permanent reductions in tax rates enable families to budget their long-term spending, and such long-term reductions in tax obligations may provide an incentive for consumers to loosen the purse strings.
Hamilton believed that the inflation rampant in America caused by devaluation of paper currency in the states after the War for Independence could be remedied by creating a bank capable of borrowing money from foreign money creditors and with enough strength and popular support to engender faith and confidence necessary to inspire potential creditors (foreign and domestic) to loosen the purse strings and loan America the money necessary, in Hamilton's opinion, to grow America into a world power.
She says by assembling a board of influential industry types, they hope to loosen the purse strings of the provincial and federal governments into equally sharing costs with Laurentian to fund the $30-million project.
Charlie McCreevy, as Minister for Finance, was the person the various Ministers had to approach to loosen the purse strings and he was very helpful over the years.