Debt

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Definition

(I owe you) a debt: money owed to somebody, or to a bank, which must be paid back
noun

to be in debt: to owe money, to have loans which you must pay
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: I am in debt because I went to university.
US: My father left many debts when he died.
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Examples

  • "No glasses for me and I am in debt!"
  • "I would encourage you, and anyone else who suffers from sleep debt, to organize your schedule outside of work accordingly."
  • "Day 1 : In order to pay our debt to the restaurant, Horatio and I have been forced to work in the kitchen."
  • "Bethany : I may commence legal proceedings to recover the debt, without further notice to you."
  • "No matter how much your department stores are grossing every month, there's no way you can stay out of personal debt when you're spending like this."
  • "If the matter is not resolved within four business days, I may commence legal proceedings to recover the debt, without further notice to you, and this letter may be tendered in court as evidence of your failure to attempt settlement."
  • "Mazerati found out that the family was in debt, and he knew they would be willing to sell their shares."
  • "I was a no-good cowboy with a failed department store and a ton of debt."

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