Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Money that is owed and should have been paid earlier.‘he was suing the lessee for the arrears of rent’before noun ‘mortgage arrears’
money owing, liabilities, indebtedness, duesView synonyms
- ‘The accountants may not withdraw from the court until all debts and arrears are fully paid.’
- ‘Two weeks ago the Keighley News revealed that she had stood for election even though she was in council tax arrears.’
- ‘They wait until the arrears accumulate before they can take any action at all.’
- ‘There is need to end the problem of housing allowance arrears once and for all.’
- ‘She had been planning to sell the perfume and use the cash to pay off her rent arrears.’
- ‘The report says a record number of people are getting into debt and that the most common debt in Scotland is council tax arrears.’
- ‘The council is chasing a total of £4.7m in rent arrears throughout the borough.’
- ‘Reducing arrears means more money for services and housing improvements.’
- ‘Because of rent arrears, the district council repossessed the building in 2000.’
- ‘Every two weeks, the council reassesses the balance-sheets on outstanding rent arrears.’
- ‘Camden council, where I live, never tires of bragging of how it evicts people with rent arrears.’
- ‘One side of the Council is issuing housing benefit, while on the other it takes court action when arrears build up.’
- ‘The level of rent arrears does not, and cannot, affect the level of residents' council tax.’
- ‘He's fallen into arrears, and the mortgage company is repossessing it on Monday.’
- ‘Her arrears dated back several years and had built up because she had struggled financially as a single mother.’
- ‘She agreed that all the money was now gone but said most of it had gone towards repayment of debts and arrears.’
- ‘After all, the arrears of rent were quite small compared to the alleged value of the inventory.’
- ‘However, the city of New York was about to foreclose on the building for arrears of property taxes.’
- ‘York housing chiefs today unveiled plans to make savings by toughening up on the collection of rent arrears.’
- ‘The company owes six million leva in VAT and a further six million leva in other tax arrears.’
Middle English (first used in the phrase in arrear): from arrear (adverb) ‘behind, overdue’, from Old French arere, from medieval Latin adretro, from ad- towards + retro backwards.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.