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Meaning of “in arrears” in the English Dictionary

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in arrears

owingmoney that should have been ​paid already: My ​account is ​badly in arrears. They are in arrears on/withtheirmortgagepayments. 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.
(Definition of in arrears from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in arrears”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拖欠, 后付(工作一段时间后支付薪水)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拖欠, 後付(工作一段時間後支付薪水)…
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