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    Dear native speakers,

    Is the expression "suitpocket-size" used in everyday English?

    I didn't find the meaning on this expression in my dictionaries!

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear native speakers,

    Is the expression "suitpocket-size" used in everyday English?

    I didn't find the meaning on this expression in my dictionaries!

    Thanks.
    I've never heard it.

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    Default Re: suitpocket-size

    I've never heard it. The pockets in suits are not of a standard size, and I wouldn't know if they meant the breast pocket or the pockets on the sides.

    We do use "pocket-size(d)" to simply mean "quite small" but even that doesn't have a standard size. I can't imagine the phrase being so specific as to use one particular pocket on one particular piece of clothing.

    Have you seen it used somewhere or did you invent it?
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    Hi,
    I have seen the expression in a passage about computers. If you like, I can send it to you by email. Just please send me your email.

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    Default Re: suitpocket-size

    I wonder if the author was trying to be clever. We do talk about "pocket-sized" frequently enough, and if this was an article about a device that is handy for people in business, the author may have written "suitpocket-sized" to mean "small enough to meet the needs of any businessman/businesswoman."
    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: suitpocket-size

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Hi,
    I have seen the expression in a passage about computers. If you like, I can send it to you by email. Just please send me your email.
    We don't correspond by email on this forum and I never give out my email address. Please simply post the link to the passage (or the passage itself) in this thread so that we can make more informed comment on it.
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