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in (one's) pocket
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 corporate bigwigs' pockets! I hear that the boss has half the police force in his pocket.
Having an amount of money, typically referring to an excess. The amount can be general or 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!
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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.
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in pocket1 having enough money or money to spare; having gained in a transaction. 2 (of money) gained by someone from a transaction.
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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.