One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having enough money or money to spare; having gained in a transaction.
- ‘The plaintiffs are in pocket to the extent of £7,500 made on the realisation of the premises.’
- ‘If they were to now reimburse those costs they would still be well in pocket.’
- ‘It is, of course, much more sensible to take money from taxpayers and hand it over to mime artists to make sure that they are always in pocket.’
- ‘But now, having pushed through the required changes to keep itself alive, it is the bondholders and creditors who have emerged triumphant and in pocket.’
- 1.1 (of money) gained by someone from a transaction.
- ‘Then, money in pocket won't make the difference.’
- ‘Gone are the days when a media man used to carry a plastic bag and a fountain pen, with no or little money in pocket, to report the day's events.’
- ‘I had said to him the day before that I might like to buy the original art to one of his Jeff Hawke strips, so there I was, money in pocket, ready to do so.’
- ‘Previously known as Dollar Brand because he always had dollars in pocket to buy jazz records from American sailors, Ibrahim has produced an unsurpassed body of jazz in his 40-year career.’
- ‘From the loftiest endowed chair holder, hefty salary in pocket, to the newest assistant professor, everyone makes a contribution.’
- ‘You will end up healthier, clearer-headed, happier, slimmer and with more brass in pocket.’
- ‘A sensible approach to managing your tax affairs early on will ensure that your tax return is prepared in time and you are at least £100 in pocket.’
- ‘Finally, the film's conclusion contains a note of hope for the future as Lou and Grace amble together, money in pocket and hand-in-hand.’
- ‘Night after night, the money I had in pocket was less than the totaled checks.’
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