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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pocket Borough (A).
 
A borough where the influence of the magnate is so powerful as to be able to control the election of any candidate he may choose to support. Well nigh a thing of the past since the introduction of voting by ballot.   1
 


 Pocket an Insult (To).Pocket Judgment (A). 

 
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