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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.

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What about those double deadbeats who steal the insurance checks?
In today's business environment, business owners and bill collectors can't threaten deadbeat clients with concrete galoshes if they don't pay their past-due bills.
Her prey consists of deadbeat dads who skip out on their families and renege on their child support payments.
Nineteen states say it's working, but state legislators are telling Congress to back off - they will decide for themselves if a program that pressures deadbeat parents to pay child support is right for their states.
Fortunately for those leading a dramatic crusade against this growing trend, there's a villain to blame: the deadbeat dad.
Helpful to deadbeats, no, but the student group's opposition powerfully dramatizes one of the IRS's great strengths: It will deliver on collections as long as a borrower files a tax return--and virtually everybody does that.
ChannelAdvisor's studies have indicated that only a small portion of sellers actually file for the fee recovery, thus increasing the problem as marketplaces do not detect and block deadbeats.
We need to mobilize the responsible, hard-working people who are paying the bills and halt the spreading deadbeat plague threatening the fabric of the nation.
Even though she wants nothing to do with the lad - and loudly proclaims her lesbianism whenever Tyler gets too close - the kid joins an ad hoc bodyguard service his loan shark uncle has formed exclusively of deadbeats who owe him money.
com/ to Support Campaign Against Deadbeats He Says Are Costing Our Nation $3 Trillion 10.
One even recalls hearing of a sobbing debtor taken down to the riverbank where his right hand was slammed in a car door as a lesson for other deadbeats.
As more and more people turn to the Internet for information and entertainment, we felt a website was an absolutely critical component of our joint campaign whose aim is to tell consumers that insurance cheats are deadbeats.