be in the chips

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be in the chips

slang To be wealthy, especially unexpectedly. Primarily heard in US. You're in the chips now that you got the inheritance from Aunt Louise. Thanks to that huge court settlement, I'm in the chips now.
See also: chip

be in the chips

  (American informal)
if someone is in the chips, they have suddenly got a lot of money Apparently his uncle's left him everything, so he's really in the chips.
See also: chip