One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having lost money in a transaction.‘the organizer of the concert was £3,700 out of pocket after it was cancelled’
- ‘I want to represent my community but why should my family be out of pocket?’
- ‘Unemployed Scott said the difficult decision has left him £200 out of pocket on the planned £1,600 holiday after he lost his deposit.’
- ‘I'm out of pocket again to the tune of about $3,000 and I wished I had listened to some good advice.’
- 1.1as modifier (of an expense or cost) paid for directly rather than being put on account or charged to some other person or organization.
- ‘The out-of-pocket costs shouldn't be the only consideration when it comes to an over-the-counter remedy.’
- ‘Here's the chart they gave us this year to show the costs of your out-of-pocket expenses.’
- ‘The operator can therefore receive the use of the equipment for a much smaller initial out-of-pocket expense.’
- ‘Because you're using pretax dollars, the accounts can slash your out-of-pocket costs by a third or more.’
- ‘Costs to the company would include claims on the time of certain company personnel as well as out-of-pocket expenses.’
- ‘There are still bills to pay, plus something like $20,000 in out-of-pocket costs from the flood damage, he said.’
- ‘This care is usually given in their own homes at no out-of-pocket cost.’
- ‘Total out-of-pocket cost for today: $3.50 for meat for two meals.’
- ‘Wheeler thought they had only agreed to reimburse for out-of-pocket expenses.’
- ‘The costs do not include the out-of-pocket expenses borne by individuals and their families, nor the economic consequences of a reduced quality of life.’
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