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Roget category 808

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.9. Possessive relations
›› 5.9.4. Monetary relations

#808. Nonpayment


nonpaymentdefault, defalcationprotest, repudiationapplication of the spongewhitewashing.
insolvency, bankruptcy, failureinsufficiency etc. 640run upon a bankoverdrawn account.
waste paper bondsdishonored bills, protested billsbogus check, bogus cheque, rubber check.
bankrupt, insolvent, debtor, lame duck, man of straw, welsher, stag, defaulter, levanter.


not pay etc. 807fail, break, stop paymentbecome insolvent, become bankruptbe gazetted.
protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify, refuse payment.
pay under protestbutton up one's pockets, draw the purse stringsapply the spongepay over the left shoulder, get whitewashedswindle etc. 791run up bills, fly kites.


not paying, non-paying, non-performingin debt etc. 806behindhand, in arrear, behind in payments, in arrearsbeggared etc. (poor) 804unable to make both ends meet, minusworse than nothingworthless.
insolvent, bankrupt, in the gazette, gazetted.
unpaid etc. (outstanding) 806 gratis etc. 815unremunerated.

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