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deep pockets

plural noun
an abundance of money or wealth.
Origin of deep pockets
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for deep pocket
Historical Examples
  • Sick, he put the gun back into the deep pocket and leaned on the wall.

  • Mrs. Hartsel was fumbling in a deep pocket in her under-petticoat.

    Ramona Helen Hunt Jackson
  • The village of Georgetown nestles in a deep pocket of the mountains.

    Birds of the Rockies

    Leander Sylvester Keyser
  • And, finally, a penny was dug out of a deep pocket and thrown into the cup.

    Nobody's Boy Hector Malot
  • I took a stick from the rack, and there was something else in my deep pocket.

    A Monk of Cruta E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Aunt Sarah whipped her hand into a deep pocket and took out a glass.

  • The great, silver ship of the sky now rested in a deep pocket on the floor of an ancient sea.

    Omega, the Man Lowell Howard Morrow
  • As I fell, I covered that hand with my body and hastily hid the tiny tube in a deep pocket of my blue and silver Service uniform.

  • "Thank ye," returned Mr. Peaslee, and dropping the box into his deep pocket, departed.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • From the recesses of a deep pocket, placed where no one else wore such a thing, she brought out a little pot.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
Contemporary definitions for deep pocket

an individual or organization with substantial financial resources's 21st Century Lexicon
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Slang definitions & phrases for deep pocket

deep pocket


: No matter what fathers (deeppocket lads) and schoolteachers (wardens) may think of current slang, to teenagers it is real George all the way

noun phrase

Wealth; available riches and financial security: He felt more comfortable with the deepest pocket available/ a deep pocket, that of an insurance company (1951+)

deep pockets

noun phrase

Sources of much money; rich persons: Why should she waste time with a turd-kicker like him when there are so many other applicants with deep pockets/ greater news-gathering assets than CNN and deeper pockets to offset losses

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with deep pocket

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. [ ; 1970s ]
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