pay out of pocket

pay (for something) out of pocket

To pay (for something) with one's own money. The company is making me pay for all this equipment out of pocket! Can you fly to San Diego for the interview? You'll have to pay out of pocket, but you'll be reimbursed for the tickets after you arrive.
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pay out of pocket

pay for something with your own money. US
See also: of, out, pay, pocket