feel it in (my) pocket


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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The expression to feel something in your pocket means to experience the positive or negative financial impact of something personally.

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  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.
  2. One of the most effective ways of cutting down on littering is to fine people so they feel the financial impact in their pocket.

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  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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