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pocketbook

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɒk.ɪt.bʊk/ us    /ˈpɑː.kɪt-/ US
a woman's handbag: I need a new pocketbook to go with these shoes. sb's pocketbook the money that someone has, or someone's ability to pay for things: These new tax arrangements will hit everyone's pocketbook. Voters don't all realize how much the results could affect their pocketbooks.
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