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vest-pocket

[vest-pok-it] /ˈvɛstˌpɒk ɪt/
adjective
1.
designed to be carried in the pocket of the vest, in a purse, or in a similarly small space; miniature:
a vest-pocket dictionary.
2.
very small:
a vest-pocket version of Versailles.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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British Dictionary definitions for vest pocket

vest-pocket

noun
1.
(modifier) (mainly US) small enough to fit into a waistcoat pocket
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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