Deadbeat


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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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where Q(z) and P(z) are the polynomials of the transfer function of the deadbeat controller, and C(z) is an additional polynomial.
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Tolman has noticed a significant drop in his number of deadbeat clients since he started demanding money up front.
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More than 30 million kids are suffering because of the neglect of a deadbeat parent.
Some landlords will even tell you a great tenant is a deadbeat so you won't rent to them, thereby, keeping the good tenant in his apartment for a little while longer.
4,000 birth certificates issued in 2010 leaving the State unable to make 1,032 deadbeat dads pay for their child maintenance
where Q(z), P(z) are the polynomials of the transfer function of the deadbeat controller.
Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis recently announced what he called "the largest one- day roundup of deadbeat dads in Worcester County history" as his deputies marked Father's Day by arresting 16 offenders who they claim owe over half a million dollars in outstanding child support.
I was not made to feel like a scrounger or a deadbeat.
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When his deadbeat parents sell his internal organs to the Yakuza to cover their gambling debts, Hayate has no time left at all.

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