Definition of in someone's confidence in English:

in someone's confidence


  • In a position of trust with someone.

    ‘she was never fully in his confidence’
    • ‘‘It's a delicate position to be so much in their confidence,’ she angrily retorted.’
    • ‘Though you were formerly deep in his confidence, just as you are in mine, still she is of higher standing than anyone here present, including myself.’
    • ‘Like a flash it came over me that the maid was in her confidence.’
    • ‘Nevertheless some thoughtless and imprudent actions of hers made me from time to time regret that I was in her confidence.’
    • ‘I never was in your confidence before my Father died and I certainly am not in it now’