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pocketbook

noun [C]  /ˈpɑk·ɪtˌbʊk/ (also bag, handbag, purse) us  
a bag, often with a handle or a strap going over the shoulder, used esp. by women for carrying money and small items such as keys: I have a map in my pocketbook. Someone’s pocketbook is that person's finances or ability to pay for something: The sales tax hits consumers in the pocketbook.
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