welch on (someone or something)

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welch on (someone or something)

1. To fail to pay a debt owed on a gamble or bet. You welched on your bet last time, so there's no way we're inviting you to poker night again! He tried to welch on the money he owed the casino, and they sent a couple of thugs to go rough him up.
2. To fail to do what one has promised, agreed upon, or committed to. John welched on his promise to help me with the report. You're never going to make it in this industry if you just welch on your obligations like that.
3. To fail to provide someone what they are owed or what has been promised, committed to, or agreed upon. If you think you can welch on me and get away with it, you've got another think coming. The CEO welched on his investors, fleeing the country with nearly $3.5 million dollars of their money.
See also: on