Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 14:00:14 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: out-of-pocket

For those of you who know "out of pocket" to mean 'unavailable, out of the

usual place' (as in "I'll be out of pocket for a week, but you can leave a

message on my machine"), are you also familiar with the analogical "in

pocket"? We have only one example: "We called to tell her that we are

I offer myself as one negative datum. I consider "out of pocket" =

"unavailable" quite well known and ordinary but have never heard "in


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]