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write-off

noun
     
Related topics: Finance, Motor Vehicles
write-off [countable]
1 British EnglishTTC a vehicle that has been so badly damaged that it can never be used again:
The car was a complete write-off.
2 a period of time when you fail to achieve anything:
This morning was a complete write-off.
3BF an official agreement that someone does not have to pay a debt

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