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Out of pocket

Postby Dr. Goodword » Thu May 03, 2018 10:11 am

I recently had an interchange with George Kovac about the shift in meaning of the phrase "out of pocket". I put it up in the Language Blog.
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Re: Out of pocket

Postby Slava » Thu May 03, 2018 1:23 pm

That sure is quite a shift, if it is a shift and not a new concept based on sports. I don't believe I would have understood it without explanation. I wonder how far spread it is.
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