Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Out of pocket

Listening to the Rachel Maddow show while running earlier today, my
ears pricked up (perked up?) when I heard the expression "out of
pocket," meaning "absent and unavailable" rather than "paid from
personal funds." Here's a Language Log entry on this:

<http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=1526>