Definitions for 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.
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.
Origin: 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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