out an amount of money

out (some amount of money)

Having lost, wasted, or spent some amount of money; having some amount of money less at one's disposal. You little punk! I'm out nearly $500 in repairs because of what you did to my car! I'm very choosy about the movies I go see in the theater—if I'm going to be out 15 bucks, I'll be damn sure it's something I really want to see.
See also: amount, of, out

out an amount of money

lacking something; having lost or wasted something. I'm out ten bucks because of your miscalculation. I'm out the price of a meal.
See also: amount, money, of, out