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debt to nature

A euphemism for death. When I'm ready to pay my debt to nature, I hope I'm surrounded by my family.
See also: debt, nature

up to (one's) ears in debt

Having an excessive or overwhelming about of debt. Our cash flow is good, but we're up to our ears in debt, which is a big strain on the company. You'll be up to your ears in debt if you don't stop charging everything.
See also: debt, ear, up

make good on (something)

To fulfill an obligation, such as keeping a promise or paying a debt. You better make good on all the things you said you would deliver, or the client is not going to be happy. Trust me, I always make good on my debts, OK?
See also: good, make, on

be in (one's) debt

To feel deeply appreciative of someone's help. Helen's the one who got me a job at that great company, so I'm forever in her debt.
See also: debt

get 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 get into debt before you know it.
See also: debt, get

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

head over heels in debt

Fig. deeply in debt. Finally, when she was head over heels in debt, she cut up her credit cards. I couldn't stand being head over heels in debt, so I always pay off my bills immediately.
See also: debt, head, heel, over

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

*out of debt

no longer owing a debt. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; get oneself ~.) I've taken a second job so I can get myself out of debt.
See also: debt, of, out

owe someone a debt of gratitude

a large amount of thanks owed to someone who deserves gratitude. (Actually payment of the debt is owed.) We owe you a debt of gratitude for all you have done for us.
See also: debt, of, owe

pay one's debt (to society)

Cliché to serve a sentence for a crime, usually in prison. The judge said that Mr. Simpson had to pay his debt to society. Mr. Brown paid his debt in state prison.
See also: debt, pay

up to your ears in debt

If you are up to your ears in debt, you owe a lot of money. Tom was still up to his ears in debt with no prospect of work.
See also: debt, ear, up

be in somebody’s ˈdebt

(formal) be very grateful to somebody because they have helped you: After my divorce Ann was the only one prepared to listen to my problems, and I am forever in her debt.
See also: debt

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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If third-party debt is used as part of the initial capital structure, the shareholders do not need to invest as much of their personal funds, but can still obtain the same amount of ownership and control.
If you fail to arrange to pay the debt through this process, the creditor can take the next step and sue.