Portfolio vs Handbag - What's the difference?

portfolio | handbag |


As nouns the difference between portfolio and handbag

is that portfolio is a case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents while handbag is (mainly commonwealth) a small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items.

As a verb handbag is

(british|transitive|humorous) figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of ).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

portfolio

Noun

(en noun)
  • A case for carrying papers, drawings, photographs, maps and other flat documents.
  • The collection of such documents, especially the works of an artist or photographer.
  • (politics) The post and the responsibilities of a cabinet minister or other head of a government department.
  • The group of investments and other assets held by an investor.
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  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers.
  • A collection of assets generally.
  • I would like to introduce you to our portfolio of services.

    See also

    * curriculum vitae * repertoire ----

    handbag

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (mainly Commonwealth) A small bag used by women (or sometimes by men) for carrying various small personal items.
  • *
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  • (uncountable) An anthemic subgenre of house music of the late 1980s, often with booming vocals.
  • Synonyms

    * (bag used by women) purse (North American) * (subgenre of house music) diva house, handbag house

    Hyponyms

    * man-bag, murse

    Derived terms

    * handbags at ten paces * hardbag * man-bag

    Verb

    (handbagg)
  • (British, transitive, humorous) Figuratively, to hit with a handbag; to attack verbally or subject to criticism (used originally of ).