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1) Have you found any cure for your snoring
2) Whwn do we say "out of pocket" and "I am broke" do both mean that I don't have money
 

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1) Have you found any cure for your snoring
2) Whwn do we say "out of pocket" and "I am broke" do both mean that I don't have money

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1) Have you found any cure for your snoring?

Sadly, I have not. ;-) Personally, I would use "a cure" in place of "any cure". I know "any" can be used with both plural and singular nouns, but I don't know exactly the rule for this example. All I can say is that it just sounds a bit off to my ear.

2) Whwn do we say "out of pocket" and "I am broke" do both mean that I don't have money

NO. I am broke = I don't have money.

Out-of-pocket expenses are ones that you pay for yourself (out of your own pocket) as compared to ones that your employer (or someone else) pays on your behalf. For example, I will be moving soon and my employer is paying for most of the costs. Anything I pay for myself that isn't reimbursed by the company would be considered my out-of-pocket expenses.
 

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2. For informal language, I guess you can use both to refer to having no money.

According to dictionary.com:

out-of-pocket = without funds or assets.
broke = without money; penniless.
 
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In British English too, I have only heard 'out of pocket' used to mean that you have had to spend money and won't get reimbursed, or are somehow the loser in a financial transaction- you've lost money, but there's no implication that you are out of money.
 
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