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line one's pockets

Definition of line one's pockets

informal

  1. :  to take or get a lot of money by doing something illegal or dishonest <corrupt officials who have been lining their pockets at the public's expense>



Word by Word Definitions

lineplay
  1. : :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of

pocketplay pockets
  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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