charge-off

or charge·off

[ chahrj-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtʃɑrdʒˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

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

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Origin of charge-off

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Idioms and Phrases with charge-off

charge off

1

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]

2

Also, charge against. Consider or count as an accounting loss or expense, as in I'm charging off this purchase to overhead, or Let's charge the new computer against office supplies. [Late 1800s] Also see write off.

3

Attribute to, blame something for, as in We can charge off these errors to inexperience.

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