in the pocket of (someone)

idiom

disapproving
: under someone's control or influence
researchers/scientists who are in the pocket of pharmaceutical companies

Examples of in the pocket of (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Presumably, the new principal is in the pocket of Ri-an’s mother too, which lends a kind of futility to much of what happened in Season 1. Kayti Burt, TIME, 7 June 2024 Happy and indulgent with twenty dollars in the pocket of my jeans. Hazlitt, 5 June 2024 Trump and his allies have branded the case a witch hunt, a selective prosecution brought by a Democratic district attorney in the pocket of George Soros, boogeyman of the right. Michael Rothfeld Emily Woo Zeller Krish Seenivasan David Mason, New York Times, 9 Apr. 2024 Police also found a rifle round in the pocket of a man’s jacket in the master bedroom closet. The Arizona Republic, 21 Mar. 2024 Norm Miller, real estate professor at the University of San Diego, said a drop in commissions — to 3 percent to 4 percent — would mean more money in the pocket of buyers and sellers. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Mar. 2024 She’s accused those with lucrative stock portfolios of being in the pocket of Wall Street. Benjamin Oreskes, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 To amplify the authenticity, Kurupt is cast as one of two ruthless, dumb crooks in the pocket of the commander, played by Brendan Gleeson. Alphonse Pierre, Pitchfork, 17 Nov. 2023 Those in the pocket of the oil and gas industry already know that our passion for the environment and our rage at those destroying it are powerful. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 15 Sep. 2023

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“In the pocket of (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20pocket%20of%20%28someone%29. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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