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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2019, 08:16:19 AM »
I hear it a lot, possibly every day... maybe because I work in banking?
Yes. But in the US it means costing of money.  I've never heard it used meaning out of contact in either country. So something costing someone OOP or out of pocket would be used in the financial world here.

In the every day usage, British people don't use it either way. The Scots use something else meaning OOP but I can't mind what it is noo.



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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2019, 08:50:09 AM »
Yes. But in the US it means costing of money.  I've never heard it used meaning out of contact in either country. So something costing someone OOP or out of pocket would be used in the financial world here.

In the every day usage, British people don't use it either way. The Scots use something else meaning OOP but I can't mind what it is noo.

In the UK it also means costing of money and is used fairly often. I'm a Brit and it's a well-known phrase to me.

Merriam-Webster has the definition as:

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out of pocket adverb
Definition of out of pocket (Entry 1 of 2)
1: from cash on hand : with one's own money rather than with money from another source (such as an insurance company)
With so many people willing to pay out of pocket most insurance companies do not pay for the procedure, because they regard it as "cosmetic" …
— Kenneth Chang

2chiefly British
a: in the position of having lost money
On Oct. 7, the government suddenly pulled the plug on Railtrack PLC, the privatized owner of Britain's railway infrastructure, leaving the company's 250,000 shareholders out of pocket.
— Kerry Capell
b: out of funds : without money
My wife and I are already consumers of Straus's organic yogurt, butter, cream and ice cream, although I admit when I am feeling out of pocket I opt for a slightly cheaper competitor.
— Larry Gallagher

out-of-pocket adjective
out-of-pock·​et | \ ˌau̇t-ə(v)-ˈpä-kət  \
Definition of out-of-pocket (Entry 2 of 2)
: requiring an outlay of cash
out-of-pocket expenses

The only place I can find a reference to it being used to mean 'out of contact' is in the Urban Dictionary: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=out%20of%20pocket


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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2019, 09:28:17 AM »
I am sure I hear it a lot, but now I can't think in what context.  I think it must be my husband and his family who say it (frequently?).
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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 01:34:45 PM »
As a Brit I have never heard this phrase be used to mean unavailable.

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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 02:54:23 PM »
I just asked my husband and he immediately knew it meant “unavailable”. I just realized his mother says that all the time. I’ve only just realized, right now, that I’ve been confused during conversations with her and I just sort of brush it off because I don’t always understand her. I’ve just assumed it’s because I don’t always have a perfect phone connection and she does mumble a bit. Lol


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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2019, 07:16:41 PM »
Scottish term might be skint?


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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2019, 07:55:37 PM »
Scottish term might be skint?


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No. Skint is broke.

Something that is out of pocket means that it cost money not having anything to do with the amount of money (dear) or how much money you don't have after paying. (Skint)

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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2019, 09:39:50 AM »
"Out of pocket" can refer to expenses that one has to bear oneself ("I had to pay for that medicine out of pocket because my insurance didn't cover it."), or "out of pocket" can refer to a person who is unavailable ("We wanted to invite Lizzy, but when we tried to ring her she was out of pocket.")

I'm not sure why the second meaning exists (the first one makes sense to me), but I have definitely heard the phrase used both ways.
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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2019, 09:47:09 AM »
Never heard it the second way, only the first way, e.g. 'out of pocket expenses'.  Learning loads here. 
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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2019, 10:32:38 AM »
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Re: Guests with nut allergies
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2020, 06:50:17 PM »
Yeah, so I'm REAL late in responding to this. It went well. We gave the guest their options, and they were good with them. All seemed to have had a nice time. Few leftovers, which is always a good sign.  ;D


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