Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

feel it in (my) pocket

feel it in my pocket
Meaning(s)
1) something that has a negative and costly financial impact
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    • I felt the effects of the recession in my pocket
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  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The best way to get back at Alan for what he did is to make him feel it in the pocket. That's why I'm suing him for damages.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Staff are feeling the effects of the cutbacks in their pockets as all bonuses have been scrapped.
    2. Our attempts to expand the business really hit us in the pocket. Our losses ended up exceeding six figures.
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