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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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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.
Treatment included a proposal for piercing removal, changing bad habits such as smoking, and periodontal surgery to treat the deep pockets and infrabony lesion.
He said: "It's more important than ever that the North Sea oil and gas industry has the backing of the whole of the United Kingdom, it has the deep pockets and the broad shoulders of the UK economy to make sure there are the tax allowances, the solidity, the investment, to make sure we can go on benefiting from this for many years to come.
enjoys the deep pockets and media acumen of its leading organization, the Seattle-based Discovery Institute.
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?
Whether her new consort can match the deep pockets of her last boyfriend Giorgio Veroni, however, remains to be seen.
While most Fortune 500 businesses have some FC-SANs, smaller businesses, newer companies, and startups do not have the deep pockets or the desire to invest in FC-SANs.
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.
On the flip side, software vendors are finding that general agents, managing general agents and managing general underwriters do not have the deep pockets of their traditional insurance company clients.
Backed by the deep pockets of the NBA and sponsors such as Nike, the WNBA hasn't had to aim at any particular niche in its personality-based marketing blitz.
Despite dabbling in the art business for more than half a century, dipping into the deep pockets of his company, Occidental Petroleum, and hiring a former director of the National Gallery as a consultant, Hammer's effort to be immortalized as a latter-day de Medici fell flat: The museum's collection was weak and spotty.
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.