Paper-hangers - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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One who writes bad or dishonored checks, especially out of habit or as a criminal profession. Sometimes hyphenated. Apparently there's been a paper hanger passing through the state, depositing bad checks on Fridays and then skipping town before the banks are open on Monday. He was a paper-hanger for a while back in college. Nothing too serious, mostly just did it to pay for groceries or school supplies when he was low on cash.
someone who tries to pass bad checks. (see also paper
.) He’s wanted as a paper-hanger in four states.
References in classic literature
By trade he was a paper-hanger
. We had much serious talk together.
The US construction industry is supported by more self-employed workers than most, with 60.9 percent of construction managers and 44.9 percent of painters and paper-hangers
Yes, your paper-hangers
and your pastry-makers ideally need a stage that is pro-tecteby a covering, just for one scene and immediately before the interval, so that the interval can be used for the clean-up job.