What does in arrears mean?

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in ar·rears

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. behind, behindhand, in arrears(adverb)

    in debt

    "he fell behind with his mortgage payments"; "a month behind in the rent"; "a company that has been run behindhand for years"; "in arrears with their utility bills"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of in arrears in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of in arrears in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of in arrears in a Sentence

  1. Petroleum Minister Tarek El Molla:

    The arrears owed to foreign oil companies by Egypt reached around $3 billion at the end of December.

  2. Human Rights Watch:

    This provision appears tailor-made to suppress organized gatherings to prevent evictions for mortgage default and rent arrears.

  3. Oren Arnold:

    Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.

  4. West African:

    The key element of what we are doing is to address the revenue shortfalls, ensure the achievement of the objectives of the ongoing fiscal consolidation, and keep borrowing in line with approved levels. We have also cleared most of the arrears and we are removing subsidies.

  5. David Grayson:

    I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day

Images & Illustrations of in arrears

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