Definition of in pocket in English:

in pocket

phrase

British
  • 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. 1.1 (of money) gained by someone from a transaction.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘From the loftiest endowed chair holder, hefty salary in pocket, to the newest assistant professor, everyone makes a contribution.’
      • ‘Then, money in pocket won't make the difference.’
      • ‘Night after night, the money I had in pocket was less than the totaled checks.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’