Purse

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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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So daunting is the prospect for many that 4% would consider asking guests for a monetary contribution towards the cost of their wedding instead of a traditional gift if they were looking to tighten the purse strings.
It has already been dubbed the summer of Great Britain, as more families tighten the purse strings and opt to spend their holidays in the UK rather than travel abroad.
IT'S already been dubbed the summer of Great Britain as more families tighten the purse strings and opt to spend their holidays in the UK.
Gender wise, it is women - at 55 percent - who are more likely to tighten the purse strings and bring in their lunch.