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The money had fallen out of a hole in my pocket.
a trouser/shirt/coat pocket
a top pocket (=on the front of a jacket)
a back pocket (=of a pair of trousers)
He slipped his wallet into an inside pocket (=of his jacket).
She had put her hands in her pockets to keep them warm.
The police officer asked us to empty our pockets.
The safety instructions are in the pocket of the seat in front of you.
She put the money in a zipped pocket of her handbag.
Hit the ball into one of the side pockets.
Our boss expects us to pay for the trip out of our own pockets.
It’s a company with very deep pockets.
We have prices to suit every pocket.
There are still pockets of resistance to the government forces.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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