Out of Pocket

David Metevia djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET
Fri Oct 24 17:52:41 UTC 2008

I usually associate this phrase with expenses, specifically health care
expenses not covered by insurance.  However, I hear both work colleagues
and friends & family use the term to describe people who are unavailable
(under the weather, out sick, or just incommunicado).  This sounds
strange to me.

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