dig into pocket

dig/dip into your pocket

to use your own money to pay for something Parents of young children have to dig deep into their pockets at Christmas-time.
See pick pocket
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But no, Mr Pegler has to dig into pockets which, after months on strike, are not, I would imagine, flush with cash, and hand over money to the courts.
Christmas, for mothers, adds up to extra hard graft and a deeper dig into pockets to find cash to pay for it all.