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bad debt

noun [C or U]
 
 
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. bad debt charges
Translations of “bad debt”
in Chinese (Traditional) 壞帳,呆帳…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坏账,呆账…
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