hot check

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hot check

A written order to a bank for a certain amount of funds that has been dishonored, either because such funds are not available or because the given checking account does not exist. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. A lot of hot checks have been circulating in the area lately, claiming to be from the local university; in reality, they are scams trying to swindle people out of money.
See also: check, hot

hot check

n. a bad check. The crook got picked up after passing a hot check.
See also: check, hot
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