pocket


pocket
pock|et1 [ `pakıt ] noun count ***
1. ) a small bag that forms part of a piece of clothing and is used for holding small objects:
The money had fallen out of a hole in my pocket.
She searched her pockets for the car keys.
a pants/shirt/coat pocket
a top pocket (=on the front of a jacket)
a back pocket (=of a pair of pants)
He slipped his billfold into an inside pocket (=of his coat).
put something into/take something out of a pocket: She had put her hands in her pockets to keep them warm.
empty your pockets: The police officer asked us to empty our pockets.
a ) a small bag or other container that forms part of an object, for example a bag:
The safety instructions are in the pocket of the seat in front of you.
She put the money in the middle pocket of her purse.
b ) a hole with a small string bag fitted below it in the side of a BILLIARD or POOL table that you try to hit a ball into:
Hit the ball into one of the side pockets.
2. ) a supply of money that is available for spending:
out of/from your own pocket (=using your own money, not your company's): Our boss expects us to pay for the trip out of our own pockets!
deep pockets (=a lot of available money): It's an organization with very deep pockets.
3. ) a small area which has a particular quality that makes it different from the areas around it:
pocket of: There are still pockets of resistance to the government forces.
be/live in each other's pockets BRITISH
1. ) to not have enough space to live with each other in a way that is comfortable
2. ) to spend too much time together
be out of pocket
to have lost money as the result of a business deal:
I can give you some money so you're not out of pocket.
have someone in your pocket
to have power over someone in a position of authority
have something in your pocket
if you have something such as a game or a business deal in your pocket, you are definitely going to win it or complete it successfully
in someone's pocket
1. ) controlled by someone and willing to do whatever they want:
Isn't the Government always in the pocket of Big Business?
2. ) if something such as a game or a business deal is in your pocket, you are definitely going to win it or complete it successfully
line your own/someone's pockets
to make money for yourself or someone else by taking money that should be going to another person or organization
pick someone's pocket
to steal something from someone's pocket in such a way that they do not notice
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pocket
pock|et 2 [ `pakıt ] adjective
small enough to fit into your pocket:
a pocket dictionary/diary
pocket
pock|et 3 [ `pakıt ] verb transitive
1. ) to put something into your pocket
a ) to put something into your pocket in order to steal it:
I'm sure I saw him pocketing your cellphone.
2. ) to take money for yourself that does not belong to you, especially when you are responsible for taking care of it:
He said the officials pocketed some of the taxes they collected.
a ) pocket the difference to take the extra money made from something, often in a way that is not completely honest:
She got the tickets for $20 each, but charged us $25 and pocketed the difference.
3. ) to win or get an amount of money:
She pocketed a first prize check totaling $50,000.
4. ) to hit a ball into a pocket in BILLIARDS or POOL

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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