be in (one's) pocket(redirected from be in their pockets)
be in (one's) pocket
To be under one's control or influence, especially in an underhanded or unethical way, such as by bribery or extortion. It's pretty obvious that our national legislators are all in the corporate bigwigs' pockets! The principal has been in the superintendent's pocket ever since he started the job.
See also: pocket
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