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The claims have led one tabloid to brand Jenner a “deadbeat daughter.”Are You Legally Responsible for Your Elderly Parents?|Keli Goff|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anyway the phrase "deadbeat nation" is going to have a lot more resonance coming out of Obama's mouth than in Rubio's letter.
It caught a lot of people's ears just now when Obama said, "We are not a deadbeat nation."
When marriages fail, the deadbeat dad is the norm in American society, not the exception.
In a bizarre twist, the U.S Government has apparently adopted a tactic normally reserved for deadbeat dads on Superbowl Sunday.
The sparrow was deadbeat, and was travelling slowly to the north and west on a zigzag course, about two hundred feet high.H.M.S. ----|Klaxon
I knew you looked a deadbeat, but Id no idea I was quite so bad, he said.The Protector|Harold Bindloss
The bartender, accepting the situation as generally inclusive, put his hands up along with his deadbeat patrons.Trail's End|George W. Ogden
British Dictionary definitions for deadbeat (1 of 2)
- a person who makes a habit of avoiding or evading his or her responsibilities or debts
- (as modifier)a deadbeat dad
- (of a system) returning to an equilibrium position with little or no oscillation
- (of an instrument or indicator) indicating a true reading without oscillation
British Dictionary definitions for deadbeat (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with deadbeat
Defeated; also exhausted. For example, That horse was dead beat before the race even began, or, as Charles Dickens put it in Martin Chuzzlewit (1843): “Pull off my boots for me ... I am quite knocked up. Dead beat.” [Slang; first half of 1800s]
Also, deadbeat. A lazy person or loafer; also, one who does not pay debts. For example, Her housemate knew she was a deadbeat, shirking her share of the chores, or He's a deadbeat; don't count on getting that money back. [Slang; second half of 1800s]