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adjective

used for describing money that is owed from an earlier date and has not been paid yet

bailiff

noun

British

an official whose job is to take away the possessions of someone who has not paid money they owe

debtor

noun

a person, organization, or country that owes money

debt-ridden

adjective

in serious financial trouble as a result of owing very large amounts of money

delinquent

adjective

someone who is delinquent in paying their taxes or bills fails to pay the money that they owe

indebted

adjective

owing money

insolvent

adjective

formal

a company or person that is insolvent does not have enough money to pay what they owe

liable

adjective

if someone is liable for something, they must pay it or must do it

overdrawn

adjective

if you are overdrawn, or if your bank account is overdrawn, you owe your bank money that you have spent when there was no money in your account

indebtedness

noun

deep in debt

owing a lot of money

in arrears

late in making a regular payment

in hock to someone

owing money to a person or organization, or forced to do things for them because they have lent you money or have helped you

in the hole

in the situation of owing money

in the red

with more money being spent than there is available

into/out of the red

into/out of a situation in which you are not making enough money

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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