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get into debt

To come to be in a position of owing 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
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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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Cathlyn Orchard, defending, said Spencer had got into debt after losing his job and that, after receiving threats, "resorted to desperate means".
Mr Lucas, MP for Wrexham and an Oxford law graduate, said: ``I come from a manual working background and my parents never got into debt. The prospect of getting into debt would have influenced by decision on whether to go to Oxford and if I had been aware of there being a cheaper course I might not have gone there.'' Mr Tami, MP for Alyn and Deeside believes handing over power to the Assembly is problematic.
He got into debt and rashly decided to commit theft.
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