to be out of pocket

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Frieda
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to be out of pocket

Post by Frieda » Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:47 pm

Which one is the correct answer :
I am also out of pocket. I only just go through (I only just come round or I only get by).
I have never heard that phrase before. :shock:

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Re: to be out of pocket

Post by jonathanrace » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:15 pm

"get by"

to get by means to survive but it is not easy. "I only earn $x a month, it's not much but I get by."

"out of pocket"

to be out of pocket means to have less money than expected. Often from having lost money somehow. "I'm out of pocket this month after I found out my work deducted $x from my pay cheque"
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