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

Synonyms & Antonyms for deep pocket


capitalist, fat cat, have, money, moneybags, plutocrat


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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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 Deep-water oil production has always meant deep pockets, until now. Kevin Crowley,, "A Threat to Shale’s Dominance Emerges 200 Miles off the Gulf Coast," 27 June 2018 Comcast and Disney, two of the largest entertainment and media companies in the United States, have deep pockets and slowing core U.S. businesses. Bob Fernandez,, "Comcast makes hostile $65B bid for Fox, seeking to oust Disney," 13 June 2018 But for Draper, who has been the driving force and deep pockets behind the initiative, the hard part is over. John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle, "Measure to split California into three states qualifies for November ballot," 12 June 2018 What Netflix had to offer was creative control and deep pockets. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "What Netflix’s Obama Deal Says About the Future of Streaming," 23 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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