be out of pocket

to have lost money as the result of a business deal

With all these phone calls we'll be out of pocket.


English dictionary. 2014.

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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 expenses — are direct outlays of cash which may or may not be later reimbursed. In operating a vehicle, gasoline, parking fees and tolls are considered out of pocket expenses for the trip. Insurance, oil changes, and interest are not, because the outlay of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 expenses — {n. phr.} Expenses one has to pay for oneself, not the company that sends one on a given assignment, such as tips for waiters, cab drivers, etc. * /Luckily, my out of pocket expenses didn t amount to more than $15./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out-of-pocket expenses — {n. phr.} Expenses one has to pay for oneself, not the company that sends one on a given assignment, such as tips for waiters, cab drivers, etc. * /Luckily, my out of pocket expenses didn t amount to more than $15./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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 expense — n. A necessary expense paid directly by a person who intends to recover the cost from someone else at a later time (such as when a tenant pays for repairs to rental property and expects reimbursement from the landlord). The Essential Law… …   Law dictionary

  • out-of-pocket expenses — n. Costs for necessary items, usually made in cash, and reimbursable at a later time. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000. out of pocket expenses …   Law dictionary

  • out–of–pocket rule — n: a measure of damages from fraud used in some jurisdictions that is based on the difference between the amount paid by the plaintiff and the market value of the thing paid for rather than the value attributed by the defendant compare benefit of …   Law dictionary

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