- paid out in cash or from one's own financial resources and sometimes reimbursed: My out-of-pocket travel expenses included taking business clients to dinner.
- without funds or assets: an out-of-pocket student who stayed with us.
Origin of out-of-pocket
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for out-of-pocket
Out-of-pocket limit: $6,400 in-network; $12,800 out of network.
The out-of-pocket limits are very slightly lower: $6,000 and $12,000.
Utilization went up, out-of-pocket expenditure went down, and the freqency of depression diagnoses was lower.Study: Giving People Government Health Insurance May Not Make them Any Healthier
May 1, 2013
Short-term increases in out-of-pocket expenses and an increase in the eligibility age.How to Make Seniors Suspicious of Ryan and Romney
August 22, 2012
He also suggested that he might be reimbursed for his out-of-pocket expenses in getting up the Tribute.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. III of IV
Charles L. Graves
He kept three stud farms going, and his out-of-pocket expenses ran to £50,000 and more a year.Love Romances of the Aristocracy
The services of the members of council and executive are given gratuitously, no out-of-pocket expenses of any kind being refunded.