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 Pocahontas.Pocket an Insult (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pocket (diminutive of poche, a pouch).
 
To put one’s hand in one’s pocket. To give money (generally to some charity).   1
   Put your pride in your pocket. Lay your pride aside for the nonce.   2
   To be in pocket. To be a gainer by some transaction.   3
   To be out of pocket. To be a loser by some transaction.   4
 


 Pocahontas.Pocket an Insult (To). 

 
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