ADJ. big, capacious, large
VERB + HANDBAG clutch, hold | carry | swing | delve into, fish about/around in, fumble in, reach into, rummage (around) in, search (in/through) She was rummaging in her handbag for her keys. | snatch She had her handbag snatched as she sat having a coffee.
PREP. from a/the ~, out of a/the ~ She took a pen out of her large leather handbag. | in a/the ~, into a/the ~ She put her purse into her handbag.
PHRASES the contents of a handbag