Vest-pocket meaning

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Small enough to fit into a vest pocket.

A vest-pocket book.

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Very small; diminutive.

A vest-pocket park.

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Small enough to fit into a vest pocket.

A vest-pocket dictionary.

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Quite small or compact.

A vest-pocket park.

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Alternative spelling of vest-pocket.
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Small enough to be carried in a vest pocket or other small container.

She carried a vest-pocket copy of the New Testament in her purse at all times.

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By extension, anything smaller than would ordinarily be expected.

Levi's apartment was a vest-pocket Graceland; every inch of wall and shelf space was covered by Elvis memorabilia.

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Origin of vest-pocket

  • From vest + pocket, referring to the pockets of a suit vest, which are only sized to hold watches, handkerchiefs, wallets, and similarly small items.

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