deep pocket


Definition of deep pocket

1 : a person or an organization having substantial financial resources
2 deep pockets plural : substantial financial resources a corporation with deep pockets

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Other Words from deep pocket

deep-pocketed \ ˈdēp-​ˈpä-​kə-​təd \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for deep pocket


capitalist, Croesus, fat cat, have, money, moneybags, plutocrat, silk stocking


have-not, pauper

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Examples of deep pocket in a Sentence

argued that the deep pockets will benefit most from the tax cuts

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Luckily the room was filled with deep pockets and in the end, $6 million was raised. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Everyone Wore Pink to the BCRF’s Annual Gala," 17 May 2019 The company faces a tough challenge breaking into an auto industry dominated by players with deep pockets and years of car-making know-how. Daphne Zhang, WSJ, "Dyson Plans to Build Electric Cars in Singapore," 23 Oct. 2018 Now, Universal Standard is helping transform the super high-end, super-ethereal, super-exclusive aesthetic normally reserved for those with red carpet access (or very deep pockets). Glamour, "The Brand Known for Wowing on the Red Carpet is Releasing a Collection in Sizes 00 Through 40 and Under $250," 9 Apr. 2019 Those with deeper pockets can bid at auction, and poorer folk still have a shot at winning the lottery. The Economist, "Why a licence plate costs more than a car in Shanghai," 19 Apr. 2018 Here's what one fan had to say: Beautiful bright color and nice deep pockets that do not come untucked! Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "People Are Raving That Prime Bedding's Deep Pocket Fitted Sheets Never Come Untucked," 2 Oct. 2018 ApoteoSurprise Agency will start booking flights in March 2022 for hopeless romantics with deep pockets to jump aboard a rocket and take off into space. Marco Santana,, "Fly me to the moon ... for a proposal? Firm offers launches from Kennedy for lovebirds," 6 July 2018 Corporations could be powerful allies using their privilege and deep pockets to put people who do real work for the LGBTQ+ community front and center. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The Problem With the 'Rainbow-Washing' of LGBTQ+ Pride," 21 June 2018 The city has enormous wealth thanks to a flourishing economy led by the tech industry, but it's also plagued by rampant homelessness and deep pockets of poverty. NBC News, "Three San Francisco mayoral candidates have chance to make history," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of deep pocket

1975, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Legal Definition of deep pocket

1 : a person or organization having substantial financial resources especially for the purpose of paying damages
2  plural : substantial financial resources

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