To pocket an insult
Pocket Pock"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pocketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pocketing}.] 1. To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change. [1913 Webster]

He would pocket the expense of the license. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

2. To take clandestinely or fraudulently. [1913 Webster]

He pocketed pay in the names of men who had long been dead. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{To pocket a ball} (Billiards), to drive a ball into a pocket of the table.

{To pocket an insult}, {affront}, etc., to receive an affront without open resentment, or without seeking redress. ``I must pocket up these wrongs.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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