Definition of deep pockets in US English:

deep pockets

plural noun

informal
  • Abundant financial resources.

    ‘these companies have deep pockets and don't mind spending to get their projects off the ground’
    • ‘"This influx of large numbers of new buyers with deep pockets has given a strong boost to local jewellers.’
    • ‘Nor could there be any quick financial returns, although the major investors have very deep pockets.’
    • ‘My worry was that someone with deep pockets was going to bid before they left for work.’
    • ‘They lost their appeal, having unsuccessfully fought a large corporation with very deep pockets.’
    • ‘The deep pockets of The Japan Foundation allowed the curators to travel to three other Asian countries for research.’
    • ‘For others with deep pockets, the strategy is rather simple: if you can't beat them, buy them.’
    • ‘But as the price was beyond the reach of the common man, those with deep pockets purchased these sites for speculation.’
    • ‘Yet, while the manufacturers have deep pockets, many employers are small.’
    • ‘If not, anyone out there with deep pockets can contact me and I will do it.’
    • ‘Of course, it does not hurt that the party on whom the plaintiff seeks to place the blame has very deep pockets.’
    • ‘The legacy of under-investment from the Communist era requires deep pockets.’
    • ‘Of course, it is easier to pay for a gap year before college if you have deep pockets.’
    • ‘No matter what the venue, deep pockets have an edge when pockets matter.’
    • ‘I'd never before had to worry about money because I had worked for companies with deep pockets.’
    • ‘He has creative control of a recording company tied to a multi-national conglomerate with deep pockets.’
    • ‘Smoothies are a profitable niche product with growing market opportunities but are vulnerable to attack by competitors with deep pockets.’
    • ‘Victor and Ilsa cannot leave Casablanca, despite Victor's obvious deep pockets.’
    • ‘This is where the big operators, with their deep pockets, score.’
    • ‘Brewers and liquor companies, with deep pockets and marketing reach, are buying up winemakers.’
    • ‘At the time of the deal, Farmer hoped the Detroit giant's deep pockets would enable him to expand the chain into new territories, including Asia.’
    affluence, prosperity, opulence, riches, means, substance, luxury, well-being, plenty
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