Out of pocket




We use this expression to say that you have spent or lost money when you didn't expect to.


Example.01


01


We've had hardly any customers in the shop this Sunday.

我们店里这周日基本没什么客人。


Well I still have to pay the staff so I guess we'll be out of pocket again.

可是我还是得付员工薪水,所以我想我们又得赔钱了。


Example.02


02


Did the bus company pay you compensation for arriving so late?

巴士公司有没有因为迟到赔偿你?


Yes they paid me back the full cost of the ticket. But they won't pay me for the concert that I missed. So I'm still out of pocket.

是的,他们把票钱赔给我了。但是他们对我错过的演唱会没有赔偿。所以我还是赔钱了。

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