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1    a small bag or pouch, often made of soft leather, for carrying money, esp. coins  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   a woman's handbag  
3    anything resembling a small bag or pouch in form or function  
4    wealth; funds; resources  
5    a sum of money that is offered, esp. as a prize  
6    tr   to contract (the mouth, lips, etc.) into a small rounded shape  
     (Old English purs, probably from Late Latin bursa bag, ultimately from Greek: leather)  

long purse  
Informal   wealth; riches  
mermaid's purse  
      n      another name for       sea purse  
privy purse  
      n   often caps  
a    (in Britain) an allowance voted by Parliament for the private expenses of the monarch: part of the civil list  
b    (in other countries) a similar sum of money for the monarch  
2    an official of the royal household responsible for dealing with the monarch's private expenses,   (Full name)    Keeper of the Privy Purse  
purse seine  
      n   a large net towed, usually by two boats, that encloses a school of fish and is then closed at the bottom by means of a line resembling the string formerly used to draw shut the neck of a money pouch or purse  
purse strings  
      pl n   control of finance or expenditure (esp. in such phrases as hold or control the purse strings)  
sea purse  
      n   a tough horny envelope containing fertilized eggs, produced by the female of certain sharks and skates,   (Also called)    mermaids purse  
      n   a cruciferous plant, Capsella bursa-pastoris, having small white flowers and flattened triangular seed pods  
     (C15: compare Latin bursa pastoris, French bourse-de-berger, German Hirtentasche, Dutch herdentasch)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
be kept waiting
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
go for something, take one's chances
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
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