dip into (one's) pocket

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dip into (one's) pocket

To spend a lot of one's money. We had to dip into our pockets after our construction budget ballooned beyond what we had planned.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dip into your pocket


dig into your pocket

COMMON If someone dips into their pocket or digs into their pocket, they pay for something with their own money. As a player, you must dip into your own pocket at times, for boots, training gear, and the odd hotel room. Note: You can also say that someone puts their hand in their pocket, with the same meaning. The only time you'll have to put your hand in your pocket is for the spa treatments. Note: Pocket is used in many expressions with similar meanings connected with paying for things. What this club needs is for the directors to dip their hands in their pockets. Note: To talk about paying a lot of money, expressions such as dig deep into your pocket are often used. Adrian dug deep into his own pocket and published the book himself. Note: You can just say that someone digs deep, or that they dig deeper. At Christmas, most will dig deep and spend more than last year. We are asking the richer nations to dig deeper.
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It is simply not good enough they face dipping into their pockets again after already being put through so much.
His comments will make some loyal fans think twice before dipping into their pockets for new season tickets, in some cases showing a 35% price hike.
I would like to thank everyone for dipping into their pockets and giving money for this very worthwhile cause.
But other shopping centres say customers are still being cautious as the festive period arrives, although there is an expectation they will be dipping into their pockets.
And delegate Brian McNutt said Chancellor George Osborne was dipping into their pockets for pounds 142 a month extra.
He said: "Our chairman and vice-chairman have kept this club afloat by dipping into their pockets so the money earned by getting this far is crucial and we can move forward from here.
She said: "It's fantastic seeing so many families having a good time without parents having to keep dipping into their pockets.
Former pupils of one of the country's leading independent schools are dipping into their pockets so less affluent Midlands children can benefit from the same prized education.
"With so few people dipping into their pockets, sales staff will be almost begging buyers to make an offer."
As we report today, many have been dipping into their pockets to help those struggling on the other side of the world.
THEY may have been vindicated in forking out EUR40,000 (pounds 29,000) to supplement Indian Haven for the Irish 2,000 Guineas, but connections have decided against dipping into their pockets again to add their Curragh hero to the list of runners for the Vodafone Derby, writes Roy Briggs.
Supporters are able to get cheaper deals and help the club without dipping into their pockets.
It's not the kind of thing you hear many of the overpaid stars of the Premiership dipping into their pockets for.
Hearsall members Leo McDermott, Jim McCluckie, Maurice Quinn, Peter Bowkett, Cliff Jones, Tom Shanley, Derek Wilcox, Danny Acton, John Pritchard, Dot Pritchard along with Marg Grieg, Mark Bird and Hearsall chef Michael Carroll are all dipping into their pockets to send the youngster on his way.
IRISH shoppers have been dipping into their pockets even more than usual in 2000.