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in one's pocket

Definition of in one's pocket

informal

  1. —used to say that one is sure to win or get something <The interview went really well. I thought I had the job in my pocket.> <She knew that she had the game/match in her pocket.>



Word by Word Definitions

pocketplay
  1. :  a small bag carried by a person :  purse

    :  a small bag that is sewed or inserted in a garment so that it is open at the top or side

    :  supply of money :  means

  1. :  to put or enclose in or as if in one's pocket

    :  to appropriate to one's own use :  steal

    :  to refuse assent to (a bill) by a pocket veto

  1. :  small enough to be carried in the pocket

    :  small, miniature

    :  of or relating to money


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