into one's own pockets

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of into one's own pockets

: so as to take money for oneself
  • The mayor diverted city funds into his own pockets.

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

pocket play pockets
  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


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