charge-off

or charge·off

[ chahrj-awf, -of ]

noun
  1. a write-off, especially of a bad loan by a bank.

Origin of charge-off

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Other Idioms and Phrases with charge-off

charge-off

Hurriedly depart, run away, as in After a few minutes, she charged off to the next exhibit. This term alludes to the military meaning of charge, “attack impetuously.” [Early 1500s]

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