be in/out of pocket

be out of pocket

1. To not have much money. I get paid next week, so can we go out to dinner then? I'm just out of pocket right now.
2. To be unavailable, typically because one is away from one's phone or desk. Janet is out of pocket right now, but I can give her a message.
See also: of, out, pocket

be ˌin/ˌout of ˈpocket

(especially British English) have gained/lost money as a result of something: That one mistake left him thousands of pounds out of pocket.Even after paying the extra fee, we were still £100 in pocket.
See also: of, out, pocket