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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 of their money.
See also: on, welch

welch on a/the deal

1. To fail to do what one has promised, agreed upon, or committed to. We negotiated in good faith, never dreaming that the other side would welch on the deal. You're never going to make it in this industry if you just welch on a deal like this.
2. 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 a deal and get away with it, you've got another think coming. The CEO welched on the deal and fled the country with nearly $3.5 million of his investors' money.
See also: deal, on, welch
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