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repo man

slang A man whose job entails repossessing property from people who have fallen into debt. I worked for a time as a repo man for a department store. You wouldn't believe the amount of crap people would buy on credit when they had no realistic way of paying it back. I was forced to live out of my car for a few months, until the repo man eventually came and repossessed that, too.
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repo man

(ˈripo ˈmæn)
n. a man who repossesses cars for a living. I’d rather beg than get a job as a repo man.
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