in pocket

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in pocket

Having funds; also, having a particular amount of extra funds that constitute a profit. For example, Tom's in pocket this week so let him treat us all, or After a day at the races she was a hundred dollars in pocket. [Mid-1700s] Also see in one's pocket.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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