Meaning of “in sb's pocket” in the English Dictionary

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"in sb's pocket" in British English

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in sb's pocket


in a situation where someone has power or control over you:

The head teacher has the school governors completely in her pocket/The school governors are completely in the head teacher's pocket.

(Definition of “in sb's pocket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)