deep pockets

noun
an abundance of money or wealth.

Origin:
1975–80

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Main Entry:  deep pockets1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  substantial financial resources
Main Entry:  deep pockets2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an individual or organization with substantial financial resources
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deep pockets definition


  1. n.
    a good source of money. : Deep pockets are hard to find since the stock market crashed.
  2. n.
    a rich person. : The lawyer went after the doctor who was the deep pockets of the organization.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
In the past few years a new developer with deep pockets has materialized.
In other words, without some big help from some deep pockets, clean coal is a
  no go.
The chiropractic profession, unlike big pharma, does not have the deep pockets
  for long term studies.
But although deep pockets help in a downturn, recessions nonetheless create
  more opportunity for challengers, not less.
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