in someone's hip pocket

in (one's) hip pocket

Under one's the direct control or influence, especially due to financial reasons. It's pretty obvious that our national legislators are all in corporate bigwigs' hip pockets! I hear that the boss has half the police force in his hip pocket.
See also: hip, pocket

in someone's hip pocket

completely under someone's control. North American
See also: hip, pocket
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Ah, the things you learn when you're living, almost literally, in someone's hip pocket.