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Related to in pocket: pocket money
Having an amount of money, typically meant to mean an excess. It can be a general amount, or it can be specified before the phrase. I'm in pocket, so don't worry about picking up the check. All told, we're about $5,000 in pocket after the fundraiser. Not bad!
Having funds; also, having a particular amount of extra funds that constitute a profit. For example, Tom's in pocket this week so let him treat us all, or After a day at the races she was a hundred dollars in pocket. [Mid-1700s] Also see in one's pocket.
in pocket1 having enough money or money to spare; having gained in a transaction. 2 (of money) gained by someone from a transaction.
in (one's) pocket
In one's power, influence, or possession: The defendant had the jury in his pocket.
1. Having funds.
2. Having gained or retained funds of a specified amount: was a hundred dollars in pocket after a day at the races.