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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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References in classic literature ?
Captain Giles, however, staring at the place where the Steward had been, began to haul at his gor- geous gold chain till at last the watch came up from the deep pocket like solid truth from a well.
5 million to support the Center Without Walls research program seemed relatively easy, with all the deep pockets in the Century Plaza ballroom.
Americans by nature are generous, and the confluence of increased media coverage of the hapless plight of desperate victims of circumstance coupled with the deep pockets of the ever swelling ranks of baby boomers, will be the catalyst for the increase.
In any case, the deep pockets of the world are looking east to Asia.
While any reasonable price control legislation looks unlikely to materialize as long as our politicians remain in the deep pockets of the drug industry and its powerful lobby, we taxpayers are the ones paying for it.
But how long can Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son fight against the deep pockets of an NTT banded together with the sole purpose of eliminating pesky price-cutters like Softbank?
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.
When former West Pointer Josh Davis wanted to put together an automated Web site, he found that unless you had the deep pockets to hire one of the heavyweight I-builders like USWeb/CKS (NasdaqNM: USWB), Viant (NasdaqNM: VIAN), or Scient (NasdaqNM: SCNT), there wasn't much in-depth information on what to do.
For those without the deep pockets to buy their own apartment building, the emergence of the German REIT will allow smaller investors to buy shares in publicly traded instruments.
The charter school movement faces a difficult fight, up against the deep pockets of developers who would support the bond, said political strategist Arnold Steinberg.
Though Vitesse doesn't have the deep pockets for an all-cash deal, O'Neil said the company will probably look to raise some capital in 2004.
Since regulators are going to continue to focus on offsetting the costs of cleanup from the taxpayer, they will continue to seek out those with the deep pockets and the ability to pay.
Rush reportedly didn't think he had anything to hide, believing the money he received from Piggie really came from the deep pockets of Piggie's employer and Rush's longtime benefactor, Tom Grant.