Meaning of “bad debt” in the English Dictionary

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"bad debt" in British English

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(Definition of “bad debt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bad debt" in Business English

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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 bad debts they possessed.
I had tens of thousands in bad debt.
Over the past few quarters, hospitals have had to write off £10 million of bad debts.

(Definition of “bad debt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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