get into 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

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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WOMEN who get into debt as they ape the lifestyle of a footballer's wife have been warned "to get a grip" by Coleen McLoughlin.
It frightens me how easy it is for kids to get into debt these days," she said.
You need to know how to choose and open a bank account, how to budget so you don't get into debt and how to save.
A SURVEY by financial services company Goldfish found parents were worried that as their children grew up they would get into debt, not be able to afford a house and not have an adequate pension.