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Paid from personal funds. Somehow over the past half year or so, "out of pocket" has become a new business catchphrase meaning "unreachable, out of communication", which is incorrect.
My doctor's office refuses to bill insurance companies any more, so I was out of pocket for the entire payment until I did all of the paperwork myself for reimbursement
by smackalicious March 01, 2008
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Out of Pocket is a colloquialism used in the Southern Region of the United States. It is favored by grandparents and great-grandparents. It means to be unreachable in a communication sense. Very common in the days before cell phones.
I'm going into town so I'll be out of pocket until I get back.

Johnny's been out of pocket for a few days. He's in the woods hunting.
by wordfey June 13, 2016
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to be out of control; way off base. usually deserving of a good slapping or a full-blown ass- kicking.
"Tamika had 7 shots of hennessy last night and tried to get on my man. She was way out of pocket so i smacked the belligierant ho"
by Etiwanda May 30, 2005
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Out-of-pocket is a pimp term. If the ho (whore) is out of pocket that means she is out of line. It could be talking back, not making enough dough (money), scheming behind her pimp's back, or any other non-compliant things. This term can be used for other out of line people that may or may not be worthy enough to be called a ho.
"This out-of-pocket bitch came up short so I had to put a foot up her ho ass."
by Dj O-money November 19, 2010
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To front money you don't expect to get back, refunded, or applied to future expenses (as in pulling cash out of your pocket).
I wanted to get that fish-food service, but I had to come up with $45 out-of-pocket.
by Anonymus Bosch June 20, 2006
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The Oxford English Dictionary says out of pocket meaning "out of reach, absent, unavailable" dates back to the US of the early 20th century:
1908 ‘O. Henry’ Buried Treasure in Ainslee”s July 69/2 Just now she is out of pocket. And I shall find her as soon as I can.
1946 Sunday Times-Signal (Zanesville, Ohio) 12 May i. 7/1 They told citizens here that somebody was ‘out of pocket’ in Bowie and Miller counties the nights of the killings, and urged them to recall whether anyone they knew was missing on those dates.
1973 J. Peterson Sicilian Slaughter 53 Her hands shook as she dialed. But her connection was out of pocket.
1974 Anderson (S. Carolina) Independent 20 Apr. 1 a/1 If you have ever been sick and the only doctor is out of pocket for the weekend, then you know we need more doctors.
2002 A. Phillips Prague iii. viii. 229 Five-day weekend for me, Charlie, starting in eighteen minutes. I”ll be out of pocket until Tuesday.
by bymidnight August 14, 2016
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To leave your designated area or be out of range.
Can you cover for me? I'm gonna be out of pocket for a whle.
by Tizzat January 28, 2004
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