Definition of chequebook in English:



  • A book of printed cheques ready for use.

    • ‘First-time buyers can once again put away their chequebooks.’
    • ‘In the past, it was mainly chequebooks that people would use for impulse buys but now credit cards have completely taken over.’
    • ‘People pulled out their checkbooks and dropped bills into our bucket.’
    • ‘Then tell his parents to get their chequebook out.’
    • ‘But don't put your chequebooks away, it will be ready soon.’
    • ‘A large chunk of its nearly $3 million budget came from their personal checkbooks.’
    • ‘That is a good exit strategy for all small businesses, although no one is waving chequebooks under our noses just at the moment.’
    • ‘I think about her every time my fingers touch a keyboard or turn the page of a book or balance my checkbook.’
    • ‘These are papers written by local people for local people, without the aid of chequebooks - and with a respect for the truth.’
    • ‘He added that all he wanted to do was to return to using a chequebook with a cheque guarantee card, which is why he returned his PINs to the bank.’
    • ‘Not only that, the chief executives of media companies tended to be football supporters as well: fans with fat chequebooks.’
    • ‘It's also an opportunity of a lifetime to be noticed, because all the provincial coaches will be there, with chequebooks flapping in back pockets.’
    • ‘The people with the chequebooks at production studios preferred to play it safe and give the green light to directors to do what they do best.’
    • ‘However, fewer people carry the checkbook to pay for purchases in stores.’
    • ‘As soon as the story disappears from the front page, our charitable tendencies begin to fade, and the chequebook returns to the inside pocket.’
    • ‘However, as I said earlier, these defensive frailties can be easily rectified without reaching for the chequebook.’
    • ‘I buy shares when they look cheap, and if others wish to ditch their shares in the summer, I could be ready and waiting with my chequebook in hand.’
    • ‘In Washington, personal responsibility clearly does not apply to companies that may not be able to balance their books but know how to open their checkbooks.’
    • ‘It was only when they got their chequebooks out that I took them seriously.’
    • ‘Further inspection of the small print is required before you whip out your chequebook and pen.’