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pocket Idioms & Phrases


air pocket

  • noun a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly
    pocket; air hole.
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breast pocket

  • noun a pocket inside of a man's coat
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corner pocket

  • noun a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
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deep pocket

  • noun a source of substantial wealth (usually plural)
    • a patron of the arts should have deep pockets
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deep pocket, ∨ deep pockets

  • wealth or substantial financial assets. Used esp. in legal actions, where plaintiffs desire to find a defendant with "deep pockets", so as to be able to actually obtain the sum of damages which may be judged due to him. This contrasts with a "judgment-proof" defendant, one who has neither assets nor insurance, and against whom a judgment for monetary damages would be worthless.
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dwarf pocket rat

  • noun small silky-haired pouched rodent; similar to but smaller than kangaroo rats
    kangaroo mouse.
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hip pocket

  • noun a pocket in rear of trousers
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hispid pocket mouse

  • noun large stiff-haired rodent of shortgrass prairies of United States
    Perognathus hispidus.
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line one's pockets

  • verb make a lot of money
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mexican pocket mouse

  • noun large pocket mouse of Mexico
    Liomys irroratus.
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northern pocket gopher

  • noun greyish to brown gopher of western and central United States
    Thomomys talpoides.
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Out of pocket

  • in a condition of having expended or lost more money than one has received.
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out-of-pocket

  • adjective satellite calling for the spending of cash
    • his out-of-pocket costs were $10
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patch pocket

  • noun a flat pocket sewn to the outside of a garment
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plains pocket gopher

  • noun gopher of chiefly grasslands of central North America
    Geomys bursarius.
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plains pocket mouse

  • noun small rodent of open areas of United States plains states
    Perognathus flavescens.
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pocket battleship

  • noun a small battleship built to conform with treaty limitations on tonnage and armament (from 1925 to 1930)
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pocket billiards

  • noun any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
    pool.
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pocket book

  • noun pocket-sized paperback book
    pocket book; pocketbook.
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Pocket borough

  • noun a sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family
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  • a borough "owned" by some person. See under Borough. Eng.
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pocket bread

  • noun usually small round bread that can open into a pocket for filling
    pita.
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pocket calculator

  • noun a calculator small enough to hold in the hand or carry in a pocket
    hand calculator.
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pocket comb

  • noun a small comb suitable for carrying in a pocket
    pocketcomb.
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pocket dictionary

  • noun a dictionary that is small enough to carry in your pocket
    little dictionary.
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pocket edition

  • noun pocket-sized paperback book
    pocket book; pocketbook.
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pocket flap

  • noun a flap that covers the access to a pocket
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pocket flask

  • noun a flask that holds spirits
    hipflask.
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Pocket gopher

  • noun burrowing rodent of the family Geomyidae having large external cheek pouches; of Central America and southwestern North America
    pouched rat; gopher.
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  • (Zoöl.), any one of several species of American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys, family Geomydæ. They have large external cheek pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the Pacific. Called also pouched gopher.
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pocket knife

  • noun a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
    pocketknife.
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pocket lighter

  • noun a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
    cigar lighter; cigarette lighter.
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pocket money

  • noun cash for day-to-day spending on incidental expenses
    spending money; pin money.
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Pocket mouse

  • noun any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail
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  • (Zoöl.), any species of American mice of the family Saccomyidæ. They have external cheek pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
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Pocket piece

  • a piece of money kept in the pocket and not spent.
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Pocket pistol

  • a pistol to be carried in the pocket.
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pocket rat

  • noun any of various rodents with cheek pouches
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Pocket sheriff

  • (Eng. Law), a sheriff appointed by the sole authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges in the exchequer. Burrill.
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pocket veto

  • noun indirect veto of legislation by refusing to sign it
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pocket watch

  • noun a watch that is carried in a small watch pocket
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pocket-handkerchief

  • noun a handkerchief that is carried in a pocket
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pocket-size

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-size; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-size.
    • pocket-size paperbacks
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pocket-sized

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-size; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-size.
    • pocket-size paperbacks
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pocketed bat

  • noun small brown bat of California and northern Mexico
    pocketed bat; Tadirida femorosacca.
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pocketed freetail bat

  • noun small brown bat of California and northern Mexico
    pocketed bat; Tadirida femorosacca.
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side pocket

  • noun a pocket on the side of a billiard table
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silky pocket mouse

  • noun small pale yellowish soft-furred rodent of southwestern United States and Mexico
    Perognathus flavus.
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slash pocket

  • noun a pocket in a garment (usually below the waist) to which access is provided by a vertical or diagonal slit in the outside of the garment
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southeastern pocket gopher

  • noun gopher of Alabama and Georgia and Florida
    Geomys pinetis.
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To pocket a ball

  • (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table.
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To pocket an insult, affront, etc.

  • to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. "I must pocket up these wrongs."
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valley pocket gopher

  • noun of valleys and mountain meadows of western United States
    Thomomys bottae.
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vest pocket

  • noun a small pocket in a man's vest
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watch pocket

  • noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
    fob.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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