out of pocket

out of pocket
1. : not in pocket : in the position of having lost money

when taxes and drainage rates had been paid, the landlord was out of pocket — Henry Williamson

2. : out of funds : without money

made no effort to order beers, being slightly out of pocket — Langston Hughes

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out of pocket adv

She paid out of pocket for the prescription.

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Main Entry:out-of-pocket
out of pocket
chiefly Brit informal : having less money because of something that has happened

The lawsuit has left company shareholders $30 million out of pocket.

— see also out-of-pocket
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Main Entry:pocket

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ˌin/ˌout of ˈpocket idiom
(especially BrE) having gained/lost money as a result of sth

That one mistake left him thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Main entry:pocketidiom

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  • out of pocket — Ⅰ. out of pocket UK FINANCE ► having less money than you had previously or should have, as a result of something such as a business deal: »The company is out of pocket to the tune of $18 million. »The limit on his pension would be irrespective of …   Financial and business terms

  • out-of-pocket — ˌout of ˈpocket adjective [only before a noun] out of pocket costs, fees etc are those you have to pay yourself, because they are not covered by insurance, paid by your employer etc: • out of pocket expenses incurred during relocation * * * out… …   Financial and business terms

  • Out of pocket — Pocket Pock et (p[o^]k [e^]t), n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F. pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a pocket, and cf. {Poach} to cook eggs, to plunder, and {Pouch}.] 1. A bag or pouch;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out–of–pocket — adj: requiring an outlay of cash out–of–pocket expenses Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Out of pocket — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of pocket — If you are out of pocket on a deal, you have lost money …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • out of pocket — adverb compensation, costs, damages, expenses, just compensation, payment, recovery, remuneration, reparation for loss, repayment, restitution, restoration, retrieval, satisfaction associated concepts: pocket expenses Burton s Legal Thesaurus.… …   Law dictionary

  • out-of-pocket — [out΄əvpäk′it] adj. designating unbudgeted expenses, or ready cash paid out, as for miscellaneous items …   English World dictionary

  • out-of-pocket — adj. Having to do with the expenditure of cash, especially of a financial loss paid personally. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • out-of-pocket — adjective calling for the spending of cash his out of pocket costs were $10 • Similar to: ↑due * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: out of pocket 1. : consisting of or requiring an actual cash outlay …   Useful english dictionary

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