dig (deep) into (one's) pocket(s)

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dig (deep) into (one's) pocket(s)

To spend a lot of one's money. We had to dig deep into our pockets after our construction budget ballooned beyond what we had planned.
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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.