deep pockets
betsy
I was wondering if someone could provide me with the origin of "deep pockets." It would be a great help to me! Thanks again!
Lewis Joplin II
This is what I've found so far:

DEEP POCKETS - noun, plural. "an inexhaustible source of revenues; abundance of money...1976 'Business Week (Nov. 1) 64: Loews was a new, deep pocket..." From the "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, A-G" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.

AtoZ
The phrase "deep pockets" appears in the 1913 Webster's, but I suspect it's been around as long as people had small pouches and money to put in them.
betsy
Thanks for the information. If you find anything else, let me know. Thanks again!
Frank Pierce
It seems to be almost universal. An Iranian friend used it in one of his native jokes: How can you tell a Mullah from anyone else in a dark robe?

A. Because of the very deep pockets in the robe.

Not much of a joke unless you're an Iranian, I guess, but it shows the extent of the expression.

Terry O Connor
Universal is right. A popular one is "short arms and deep pockets".
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