"out of pocket" (= not reachable)

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sun Jan 20 21:19:17 UTC 2002

Steve Boatti wrote:
 >No one seems to remember that it originally meant "lacking money."
Not "lacking money," just paying for it out of one's own resources, instead
of on an expense account or qualifying for reimbursement.
That, to me, suggests a possible path of  development:  being on one's own
-> being OFF on one's own -> being out of reach.
A. Murie

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