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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While individuals are frequently attacked, criminals increasingly extort institutions that have deeper pockets and readily pay the ransom to minimize disruption to their operations. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Trade Secret Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers," 15 May 2019 Festival organizers who manage to hold on are the ones who buy good cancellation insurance and have deep pockets with a large roster of patient investors, Mitchell says. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Why are so many music festivals total disasters?," 11 June 2019 The plans devote a lot of verbiage to talking about the magical properties of government procurement — that is, using the deep pockets of the government to purchase more energy-efficient products. Catherine Rampell, The Denver Post, "Rampell: Everyone’s got a climate plan, but where’s the carbon tax?," 9 June 2019 Thanks to the deep pockets of venture capitalist Ron Burkle, the house is being remade to reflect the architect’s original vision. Tina Daunt, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column One: Bob Hope house in Palm Springs, long an architectural footnote, approaches masterpiece status," 8 June 2019 That forms a deep pocket of melanin that looks bluish to the naked eye thanks to something called the Tyndall effect, a term used in physics to describe the way certain types of matter (like fog or dust) scatter light. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "What to Know If Your Weird Mole Turns Out to Be a Blue Nevus," 15 Apr. 2019 Opponents of Proposition 112, not surprisingly, have deeper pockets. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Latest Peril for Oil Companies: Colorado Voters," 21 Oct. 2018 As in any market, companies with deep pockets have a significant advantage, says Adam Granite, Universal Music Group's executive vp market development. Jasmin Lavoie, Billboard, "Streamers Battle For Africa: No Front-Runner Yet as Spotify, Spinlet & Others Fight for Market Share," 13 June 2019 The companies with the deep pockets to play the influence game and the profit margins to survive burdens that would crush smaller competitors are no bastions of libertarian thought. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "No, free market conservatives are not becoming Dems," 31 July 2018

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First Known Use of deep pocket

1975, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of deep pocket was in 1975

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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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