Pocket an affront

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pocket an affront &c., to submit to or put up with it
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pochette, dim. of poche, pouch.

Usage

In literature:

The dull world has got the wrong phrase: it is he who resents an affront who pockets it!
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
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