in the pocket of (someone)

Definition of in the pocket of (someone)

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

Word by Word Definitions

pocket play
  1. : a small bag carried by a person : purse

  2. : a small bag that is sewed or inserted in a garment so that it is open at the top or side

  3. : supply of money : means

  1. : to put or enclose in or as if in one's pocket

  2. : to appropriate to one's own use : steal

  3. : to refuse assent to (a bill) by a pocket veto

  1. : small enough to be carried in the pocket

  2. : small, miniature

  3. : of or relating to money

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody


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