out-of-pocket


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out-of-pocket

COMMON Out-of-pocket expenses are costs connected with work that people pay themselves at first but are usually paid back to them later. I charge twenty dollars an hour plus out-of-pocket expenses. Note: If you pay out of pocket, you pay for something yourself and claim the money back later. As long as people have to pay out of pocket to see a physician, many people will not get the necessary care.