out of one's own pocket

Definition of out of one's own pocket

  1. :  using one's own money The governor paid for the event out of his own pocket.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. :  to have or hold as property :  possess

    :  to have power or mastery over

    :  to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed :  admit

pocketplay
  1. :  a small bag carried by a person :  purse

    :  a small bag that is sewed or inserted in a garment so that it is open at the top or side

    :  supply of money :  means

  1. :  to put or enclose in or as if in one's pocket

    :  to appropriate to one's own use :  steal

    :  to refuse assent to (a bill) by a pocket veto

  1. :  small enough to be carried in the pocket

    :  small, miniature

    :  of or relating to money


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