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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeadbeatdead‧beat /ˈdedbiːt/ noun [countable]  1 LAZYsomeone who is lazy and has no plans in life2 OWEsomeone who avoids paying their debts
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deadbeatHe quickly landed a job as a bill collector for $ 60 a month, squeezing deadbeats for an ice company.
From Longman Business Dictionarydeadbeatdead‧beat /ˈdedbiːt/ noun [countable] American English informal someone who does not pay their debtsThe government ought to think about how to get the money from the deadbeats before raising taxes on those who do pay.
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