run into debt

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run into debt

To owe money to someone or something (such as a bank or other lending institution). If you spend more with your credit cards than you can reasonably pay off, you'll run into debt before you know it.
See also: debt, run

ˌget/ˌrun into ˈdebt

begin to owe money: After she lost her job, she began to run into debt.
See also: debt, get, run
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It was impossible to doubt that Heaven had some holy purpose underlying it all, at the sight of the woman who had taken a mother's lot upon herself, as Jesus Christ had taken the form of a man, who gleaned and suffered and ran into debt for her little waifs; a woman who defrauded herself in her reckonings, and would not own that she was ruining herself that she might be a Mother.
Three of the prisoners, for example, ran into debt when the recession hit.
The fifth person ran into debt after his employer filed an absconding case against him due to a misunderstanding.
A NEIGHBOUR'S kindness to an elderly sick woman turned to systematic theft when she ran into debt, a court heard.
Michael Stevenson, 37, used a computer fault to help customers who ran into debt at the store where he worked.
He later wrote farces and melodramas, ran into debt, and became dissolute, but in 1813 his friend the prince regent procured him the post of accountant general to Mauritius.