live in someone's pocket
live in (someone's) pocket
1. To live or work in very close proximity to someone. I adored my older brother growing up, and I pretty much lived in his pocket until he left for college. We've been sharing an office for about two years, but we're starting to get tired of living in each other's pockets.
2. To exist under someone's direct control or influence, especially in a financial capacity. It's pretty obvious that our national legislators are all living in the pockets of major corporations. You'll never get justice for the crime—half the police force is living in the mafia's pocket.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
live in someone's pocketlive very close to someone and be closely involved with them.
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017