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in the pocket

Slang definitions & phrases for in the pocket

in the pocket

adjective phrase

  1. Enjoying the best part of a psychedelic intoxication: It was a golden time, and I was right in the pocket (1960s+ Narcotics)
  2. Playing precisely on the beat: Jimmy Knepper, the trombonist, lays way back rhythmically. He rarely plays on the beat, or in the pocket, as musicians say. He places his notes in the cracks (1990s+ Jazz musicians)
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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