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    "Her boyfriend has deep pockets"

    Could you please tell me some other phrases wihch has the same meanig.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Keralite; 12-Feb-2010 at 08:46.

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    Default Re: Deep pocker

    If someone has deep pockets, they're rich. If they have deep pockets ad short arms, they're mean.

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    Default Re: Deep pocker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If someone has deep pockets, they're rich. If they have deep pockets ad short arms, they're mean.


    Thanks Tdol.

    Could you please explain the meaning of short arms?

    Actually I wanted to know the phrases or idioms that can replace 'Deep pocket" . If anyone can help out with that please do it.

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    Default Re: Deep pocker

    If they have deep pockets, it's a long way to reach, so if they have short arms, they don't reach down to their money.

    You can be made of money/well off/ filthy rich, etc. You'll find lots of money-related idioms here: Idiom Category: Money - UsingEnglish.com

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    Default Re: Deep pocket

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    "Her boyfriend has deep pockets"

    Could you please tell me some other phrases which have the same meaning?

    Her boyfriend is rolling in dough.

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    Default Re: Deep pocker

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
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    You can be made of money/well off/ filthy rich, etc. You'll find lots of money-related idioms here: Idiom Category: Money - UsingEnglish.com
    Incidentally, one way of getting rich is to be born 'into money' (= 'born with a silver spoon in your mouth'. Or, if the enrichment happens after birth, then you 'come into money'.

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    Default Re: Deep pockets

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    "Her boyfriend has deep pockets"

    Could you please tell me some other phrases wihch has the same meanig.

    Thanks in advance.
    We say things like, "He's loaded/ rolling in it/ papering the walls with it/ stinking rich/ filthy rich/ got so much money he doesn't know what to do with it."

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    Default Re: Deep pockets

    In the UK, do you use "deep pockets" simply to refer to someone with a lot of money? In the US, we often use it in legal situations - two companies are being sued for something, but even though one company is barely connected with the accident, they are the big, rich company. So you add that second company to the law suit because they have "deep pockets" and can pay, even though the other company, which is small without much money, is more directly connected.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Deep pockets

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In the UK, do you use "deep pockets" simply to refer to someone with a lot of money? In the US, we often use it in legal situations - two companies are being sued for something, but even though one company is barely connected with the accident, they are the big, rich company. So you add that second company to the law suit because they have "deep pockets" and can pay, even though the other company, which is small without much money, is more directly connected.

    Like you. we'd be unlikely to use that phrase to describe an individual, but it does come up in reference to, say, the recent fine levied on BEA Systems.

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