Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 21:15:31 -0400

From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU

Subject: Re: out-of-pocket

On Thu, 9 May 1996, Gregory J. Pulliam asked about regional variation in

the meaning of out-of-pocket. I have always used it to mean "not being

where one is supposed to be" or "so crazy-busy I just couldn't make it."

I have never heard it used to mean out of money.

Bethany, who can always use a new term for being out of cash

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