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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However, as he started to dig into his pocket for change to make the purchase, the store's 19-year-old clerk surnamed Lei snatched the items away and said, "You don't have money, don't buy them!"
four minutes to dig into his pocket for the yellow card.
He certainly seems capable of shovelling in the cash we so desperately need to turn this club around, but how deep is he willing to dig into his pocket?
Lerner has stayed out of the public spotlight since taking charge of Villa in late August and some supporters have questioned how deep he will dig into his pocket to fund the manager's transfer plans.
NORWAY defender Ronny Johnsen had to dig into his pocket to pay for a new pair of glasses and a treat for French schoolboy Gael Coursaget, 11, who he hit in the face after a wayward shots during a practice session.
Mellberg refused to divulge just how deep he had had to dig into his pockets to fund his novel gesture but he insisted it was simply about saying goodbye to his fans.