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English definition of “in arrears”

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in arrears

owing money that should have been paid already: My account is badly in arrears. They are in arrears on/with their mortgage payments. If someone is paid in arrears, they are paid at the end of the period of time during which the money was earned: I'm paid a week in arrears.
Translations of “in arrears”
in Chinese (Traditional) 拖欠, 後付(工作一段時間後支付薪水)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拖欠, 后付(工作一段时间后支付薪水)…
(Definition of in arrears from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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