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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Vermonters Paul and Barbi Schulick sold their vitamin business to Procter & Gamble Co. PG -0.35% in 2012, hoping P&G ’s PG -0.35% deep pockets would fund research needed to nurture the small-but-profitable company. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "They Sold Their Startup to P&G. It Struggled. They Quit.," 19 July 2018 That same Islam was widely promoted in Muslim countries around the world, thanks to the Saudi state’s deep pockets. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "Jewish people have a right to their ‘own land,’ Saudi crown prince says as he seeks ally against Iran," 3 Apr. 2018 The Yankees are better suited to acquiring outside help thanks to their deep pockets and bountiful farm system, while Boston is mostly tapped out financially and prospect-wise. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Solving the Yankees' Sonny Gray Problem, AL East Deciding Factors and Our Favorite Statcast Quirks," 2 July 2018 High-tech titans like Google and Facebook may just have the ability and the deep pockets to out-innovate everybody — delivering wonderful new experiences to consumers along the way, and maintaining monopoly control over their latest innovations. Eduardo Porter, New York Times, "Big Profits Drove a Stock Boom. Did the Economy Pay a Price?," 13 Feb. 2018 The key to social-media influence is not having the deepest pockets or the best content. Daniel Gallant, WSJ, "How to Beat the Zuckerberg Casino," 8 July 2018 At least in the NBA, the system is set up for the most part to reward teams who draft well and spend wisely rather than the ones with the deepest pockets. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "The NBA isn't fair, you say? Maybe you're looking at it the wrong way," 4 July 2018 Morrisey, a two-term state attorney general, defeated a congressman and a former coal company executive with deep pockets in the Republican primary Tuesday to earn the chance to challenge Manchin. Washington Post, "Incumbent Manchin has financial edge in US Senate race," 10 May 2018 Her husband, Terry, briefly joined Indiana's GOP Senate field but dropped out because a businessman with deeper pockets jumped in. John King, CNN, "Trump sits out Indiana Senate primary, and his supporters are split," 8 May 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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