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British pronunciation/nˈʌm ɪn pˈɒkɪt/
American pronunciation/nˈʌm ɪn pˈɑːkɪt/
number in pocket
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used to say that an amount of money is gained as profit in a transaction

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{num} in pocket definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "in pocket" and when to use it?

The phrase "in pocket" originated in the 16th century, and it referred to carrying something in one's pocket, such as money or a handkerchief. Over time, it came to mean having something firmly under control or being in a position of advantage. It is used to describe a situation where someone has gained an amount of money as profit in a transaction.

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British pronunciation/ɪn pˈɒkɪt/
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in pocket
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used for saying that one has more than enough money, usually gained in a transaction

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What is the origin of the idiom "in pocket" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "in pocket" is not entirely clear, but it likely originated in the context of gambling and sports. In these settings, if a player or team is "in pocket," it means they have achieved a favorable position or advantage in the game. It is used to describe a situation where someone has gained an advantage or control over a particular situation or circumstance, often implying that they have a favorable outcome.

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