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deep pockets

1. A lot of money, or access to a lot of money. You will need deep pockets to turn this shabby old building into an attractive store.
2. One who has a lot of money. Luckily, we have an investor who is the deep pockets of our business and can fund all of this construction work.
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deep pocket

Also, deep pockets. A source of substantial wealth or financial support, as in The college relies on the deep pocket of one particular alumna. This term alludes to money-filled pockets. [Slang; 1970s]
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deep pockets

1. n. a good source of money. Deep pockets are hard to find since the stock market crashed.
2. n. a rich person. The lawyer went after the doctor who was the deep pockets of the organization.
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deep pockets

Seemingly unlimited funds, a source of great wealth. Alluding to figurative pockets filled with money, the term dates from the second half of the 1900s. For example, “Lacking a large endowment, the college relied on alumni with deep pockets.” See also fat cat.
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No, but Kimberly-Clark has deep pockets to be picked," said an article in the May 13 Forbes magazine.
This is especially true now that "the larger companies with deep pockets realize it is much more expedient to be sensitive to [gay issues]," says Kermit Johns, president of Christopher Street Financial, a New York-based investment and advisory firm.
But systematizing the practice, and attaching a presumptive price tag to the honor, lent it a distinct odor, creating the impression--also the reality, critics charged--that the White House was for sale to folks with deep pockets. Similarly, lawyers have always used their intuition to try to exclude from their juries people, they believe, for one reason or another, will be tough to win over to their version of the case.
CHILDREN IN NEED: It's amazing in this day and age, when we hear talk of compassion fatigue and worries about charities doing the work that should be done by the Government, that the British public still have deep pockets and an unfailing sense of duty when called upon to help the less fortunate of us, in this case Britain's underprivileged kids.
Plenty of good work is going unheralded because PR firms don't want to get involved in what has become a costly, rules-bound ritual dominated by a few firms with deep pockets."
Class warriors humor themselves with images of fat cats on mahogany row digging into their deep pockets to cover this outlay (Dash it, Lockwood!
MARK: Yes, but at least their parent companies have relatively deep pockets. The issue is: does the new division have corporate support from the top down?
Given News Corp.'s deep pockets and Murdoch's willingness to spend what it takes for a highly strategic asset, they appear to be the likeliest buyer of Hughes.
Researchers using animals must immediately find white knights with deep pockets, unite (and avoid squabbling), join and assist other similar fights in society, and, most important, inform the public so it gets on the researchers' side.
Moses, who is working on a bigger project, http://whathaveigot.net, remains optimistic: "Medicine by computer is going to happen, and if I don't do this someone with deep pockets will." Unless, of course, his computer ends up losing its medical license.
As perceived guarantors of financial statement accuracy, auditors have long been targets of disappointed shareholders or creditors--third parties that view them as having "deep pockets." The introduction of any new assurance service may involve even greater risks.
The secluded des res, off the Essex coast, is said to be ideal for people with a helicopter - and deep pockets - because a flight to the centre of the capital takes only 20 minutes.
Spectrum is awarded by the FCC through a competitive auction process which will represent an additional hurdle for Nextel because of the deep pockets of its principle competitors.
"To continue to grow a company of our size, you need to go the public markets unless you had some very deep pockets and that doesn't look like a reality now or in the foreseeable future," says Bill Hunt, vice president, community management.
Also featured are triple-stitched seams, drawstring cuffs, rust-resistant hardware, six deep pockets and knee-length leg zippers.