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extend credit to (one)
To allow someone to owe money or use credit. They won't extend credit to me anymore, not with all the money I owe.
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extend credit to
Also, extend someone credit. Allow a purchase on credit; also, permit someone to owe money. For example, The store is closing your charge account; they won't extend credit to you any more, or The normal procedure is to extend you credit for three months, and after that we charge interest . This idiom uses the verb extend in the sense of "offer" or "provide," a usage dating from the mid-1500s.
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