vote one's pocketbook

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of vote one's pocketbook

: to vote according to how a candidate or issue will affect one's financial situation

Word by Word Definitions

vote play
  1. : to express one's views in response to a poll

  2. : to express an opinion

  3. : to choose, endorse, decide the disposition of, defeat, or authorize by vote

  1. : a usually formal expression of opinion or will in response to a proposed decision

  2. : the total number of such expressions of opinion made known at a single time (as at an election)

  3. : an expression of opinion or preference that resembles a vote

pocketbook play
  1. : a small especially paperback book that can be carried in the pocket

  2. : a flat typically leather folding case for money or personal papers that can be carried in a pocket or handbag

  3. : purse

  1. : relating to or involving economic interests


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