Definition of in pocket in US English:

in pocket


  • 1Having enough money or money to spare; having gained in a transaction.

    • ‘If they were to now reimburse those costs they would still be well in pocket.’
    • ‘The plaintiffs are in pocket to the extent of £7,500 made on the realisation of the premises.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 (of money) gained by someone from a transaction.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Night after night, the money I had in pocket was less than the totaled checks.’
      • ‘Then, money in pocket won't make the difference.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘From the loftiest endowed chair holder, hefty salary in pocket, to the newest assistant professor, everyone makes a contribution.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘You will end up healthier, clearer-headed, happier, slimmer and with more brass in pocket.’
      • ‘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.’