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A book of blank checks with a register for recording checks written.
- ‘The study found that only 36 percent of teens know how to open a savings account, and even less know how to balance a checkbook.’
- ‘Cashiers seem surprised, almost bothered, when I pull out the checkbook.’
- ‘Maybe meeting a mortgage and balancing a checkbook doesn't make for good theater.’
- ‘Joe took out his checkbook and wrote out the check and handed it to the worker.’
- ‘We turned these stamps into the federal agency in charge and were given checkbooks with a total number of credits for all the stamps we had submitted.’
- ‘So the checkbooks come out and we write our modest contributions to one or another US-based group that sends funds to India.’
- ‘It's amazing how relaxed I feel once my room is clean and errands have been run and deadlines have been met and checkbooks have been balanced.’
- ‘The more things you carry, checkbooks and credit cards, the more you give them to steal.’
- ‘We took our checkbook with us, and planned to fill out the preliminary application while we were there if we liked the agency.’
- ‘This is what happens when you combine profligate spending with a complete lack of interest in balancing your checkbook.’
- ‘He, without giving me a chance, pulled out his checkbook and wrote them a check.’
- ‘And she got our her checkbook and wrote me a check for the bill - and paid for all 450 guests.’
- ‘The checkbook clicked open and she began writing for the electric bill.’
- ‘Her home checkbooks, computers, private papers and car were seized.’
- ‘For the next six years I learned to live the way the rest of the world lives, on credit and a precariously balanced checkbook.’
- ‘Not many of us can break out the checkbook and write a check to cover such business expenses.’
- ‘A large chunk of its nearly $3 million budget came from their personal checkbooks.’
- ‘It is true that I own the money in the account, and I certainly double-check my bank by balancing my checkbook.’
- ‘Many malls and big box stores will open long before dawn with deep discounts, in-store promotions and anything to get spenders and their checkbooks out of bed.’
- ‘Arriving at the restaurant, I grab my checkbook and hope for the best.’
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