Roget category 8085. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.4. Monetary relations
application of the sponge† —
insolvency, bankruptcy, failure — insufficiency etc. 640 — run upon a bank — overdrawn account.
waste paper bonds — dishonored bills, protested bills — bogus check, bogus cheque, rubber check.
bankrupt, insolvent, debtor, lame duck, man of straw, welsher, stag, defaulter, levanter†.
stop payment —
become bankrupt —
protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify, refuse payment.
pay under protest — button up one's pockets, draw the purse strings — apply the sponge — pay over the left shoulder, get whitewashed — swindle etc. 791 — run up bills, fly kites.
behind in payments,
in arrears —
unable to make both ends meet,
worse than nothing —
insolvent, bankrupt, in the gazette, gazetted.
unpaid etc. (outstanding) 806 — gratis etc. 815 — unremunerated.
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