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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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In the yard, was the insolvent whose utmost energies were always set on getting into debt, who broke into prison with as much pains as other men have broken out of it, and who was always being cleared and complimented; while the insolvent at his elbow--a mere little, snivelling, striving tradesman, half dead of anxious efforts to keep out of debt--found it a hard matter, indeed, to get a Commissioner to release him with much reproof and reproach.
We were just all getting into debt which only meant we all had to work even longer hours to pay for it all.
They create useless degrees to tempt gullible teenagers who waste their lives getting into debt who often end up leaning on their parents.
But the holiday spirit can make it easy to get carried away with your spending, leaving you short for the rest of the month or even getting into debt.
But, worryingly, when we owe record amounts of debt that huge numbers of people are struggling to repay, less than half thought children need to understand about getting into debt.
Nobody wants to miss out on festive fun but it isn't worth getting into debt for just one day.
Once there was a stable, and a babe in a manger Good will to all men, especially the stranger A hug, an embrace and of course all the best Bless you and yours and of course all the rest A star on the tree, a place for the grotto Tidings to you all was always the motto Black Friday appeared, it's message was bleak Avarice and greed they trampled the weak Getting into debt because of their kids The PlayStations, the Xbox and vids Foodbanks for people in this day and age Poverty and need re-enter the stage Look out for those with only the least We've come a long way form that star in the East
She said, 'There is an acute shortage of staff, and a danger that nurses end up getting the blame, with everyone getting into debt.
National changes such as replacing council tax benefit with council tax support and the introduction of the bedroom tax, or spare room subsidy, has resulted in more people getting into debt with smaller amounts.
The apex bank said that the measures would aim at improving lending practices by financial institutions and enabling individuals to make better borrowing decisions, as well as avoid getting into debt problems.
It was a pleasure to meet Martin Lewis (the money saving expert) as we both launched Sorted, which aims to improve the financial confidence of people living in social housing to learn how to manage their money and avoid getting into debt.
Older pupils are more likely to cite worries over getting into debt as a reason for saying they are unlikely to continue into higher education.
BRITAIN'S young people are concerned about their futures, with many worried about getting into debt and being unable to find a job, a survey has found.
SIR - Your story (Jan 4) about families in Wales missing out on help to heat their homes and getting into debt was shocking.
We lived quite frugally, never getting into debt, but just making it from month to month.