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bad debtnoun [C or U]

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FINANCE a ​debt that is not likely to be ​paid: They ​claimed that ​banks should be made to ​declare any ​baddebts they ​possessed. I had tens of thousands in ​baddebt. Over the past few ​quarters, hospitals have had to write off £10 million of baddebts. baddebtcharges
(Definition of bad debt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bad debt”
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏账,呆账…
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞帳,呆帳…
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