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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With the SGR estimated to cost Sh380 billion, we would have shelved many pressing projects if we were to dig into our pockets. The funds earmarked for the Belt and Road initiative will go a long way in bringing our infrastructure to par with developed economies thereby tipping the scales of international trade balance in our favour.
"We were pleased to dig into our pockets for presents for these kids."
To become a public legacy, River Walk s goal, it stands to reason that we, the public, dig into our pockets to help the project succeed.Community members in substantial numbers make contributions and thus only $50,000 needed If enough donations are made, the deficit could disappear fairly quickly.
who were going around saying how the London Olympics were really for the whole country (obviously, since we've all been expected to dig into our pockets for something which we all know will only benefit London) and the regions might expect some spin-off courtesy of a government "approved" line-up of venues.
Now it's time to dig into our pockets again, this time in support of the of international charities and aid agencies pouring people and resources into Java.
While the highly trained staff at Butterwick Children's Hospice do their brilliant, loving best in caring for the young ones who come to them, we all need to dig into our pockets to help them get on with their jobs.
JONATHAN Ross keeps cropping up on telly to remind us that come March 11 it'll be time to dig into our pockets again for Red Nose Day.
The tsunami illustrates the problem: When grieving victims intrude onto our TV screens, we dig into our pockets and provide a massive response; the rest of the time, we're tightwads.
Until then, we'll just have to guess how deeply we'll have to dig into our pockets.
That appeal is still open, and if the Eisteddfod is to avoid another financial crisis then surely we can dig into our pockets again over the coming weeks.
Never the less, we must all dig into our pockets and help them.