Deadbeat

(redirected from Bad Pay)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Deadbeat

A person or company who intentionally and repeatedly does not pay his/her bills. For example, a deadbeat may refrain from paying his/her rent. While there is recourse for those dealing with deadbeats (for example, a landlord can evict a person who does not pay rent), this can be expensive and time-consuming. In nearly all cases, a deadbeat has a poor credit history. A deadbeat is also called a bad pay, but should not be confused with a freeloader.

Deadbeat

A borrower who doesn't pay.

References in periodicals archive ?
Women tend to hold the purse strings, so their own bad pay, coupled with the welfare changes, means that Scottish women are getting a double whammy of Cameron's austerity.
It's not a bad pay cheque for just a few days work - and for those who want to launch a pop career, it's the perfect platform.
I have worked with horses all my life and bad pay has always been associated with horse work.
That would work out at pounds 1,500 an hour over the two, five-hour matches - not a bad pay day considering all the 80 finalists have already won their eight-day trip to Denmark.
me He died left th worth OxfN da cwFf INot a bad pay day but small change compared with the pounds 1.
7 per cent figure is not a bad pay rise, I wouldn't mind it.