in debt


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in debt

having debts; having much debt; owing money. Mary is deeply in debt. I am in debt to the bank for my car loan.
See also: debt
References in classic literature ?
I'm dreadfully in debt, and it won't be my turn to have the rag money for a month.
He was declared to be in debt to every tradesman in the place, and his intrigues all honoured with the title of seduction, had been extended into every tradesman's family.
England was enormously in debt at the close of the old French War; and it was pretended that this debt had been contracted for the defence of the American colonies, and that, therefore, a part of it ought to be paid by them.
After you have served him he at once puts you in debt by his magnanimity.
In other words, he had a spirit for running in debt, and never shrunk from jeoparding property that, in truth, belonged to his creditors.
The state is $21 billion in debt and the stupid voters passed every new spending measure.