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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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In other words, you'll still have to persuade the deadbeat to pay up.
Most "deadbeat dads" are poor, but there are many reasons why even educated middle-class or formerly middle-class fathers can fall behind on child support.
The list of deadbeat lawmakers includes the names of veteran politicians from both ruling and opposition parties such as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda and several others from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet, as well as Naoto Kan, the leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan.
Although most deadbeats aren't hard-core criminals, many well-intentioned people still manage to get overwhelmed.
Keeping bad debtors alive turns good companies into marginal ones and marginal companies into deadbeats.
"For one thing, the kids without fathers learn a total lack of responsibility from the example that is set; second, but perhaps less important, is that we taxpayers are called upon to pick up the slack for these deadbeats."
The state also wants to make public the names of deadbeats by publishing them along with the amount they owe in local newspapers.
A friend who works at a tabloid said Geraldo is a million times more effective as a journalist than those PBS deadbeats. A native of Ohio said college football is king in Columbus, proclaimed that there's nothing more exciting than the weekend the Ohio State Buckeyes play Michigan, and asked how many national championships Tulane University has brought home to the Big Easy.
I also served with drunks, deadbeats, dullards, religious zealots, and wife-beaters.
Simon brought in several real estate developers as clients, including Norman Dansker, head of the Coronet Group, who became a director in 1988 as well as one of its biggest borrowers and deadbeats.
YOU'LL probably know whether you like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats just by their name - they sound exactly as they, well, sound.