Meaning of in someone's hip pocket in English:

in someone's hip pocket


North American
  • Completely under someone's control.

    ‘Every defense attorney has it in their hip pocket, and they're using it.’
    • ‘If you want to get someone in your hip pocket, the way to do it is to induce a tremendous amount of anxiety and become the agent who relieves that sense of anxiety.’
    • ‘Your Father Adrian has them in his hip pocket.’
    • ‘He has a colossal campaign war chest, the conservative media in his hip pocket, and the rock solid backing of evangelicals.’