in one's pocket

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in (one's) pocket

Under one's the direct control or influence, especially due to financial reasons. It's pretty obvious that our national legislators are all in corporate bigwigs' pockets! I hear that the boss has half the police force in his pocket.
See also: pocket

in one's pocket

1. In one's power or possession, under one's influence. For example, The defense lawyer had the jury in his pocket. [Mid-1800s]
2. in each other's pockets. In very close proximity or mutual dependence, as in Bert and Harry work in the same office, live in the same house, belong to the same clubs-they're constantly in each other's pockets . [Mid-1900s]
See also: pocket