Examples of bailout in a Sentence
government bailouts of large corporations
Recent Examples of bailout from the Web
In total, the banks that would benefit from the Senate bill required $47 billion in direct bailout funds after the 2008 crisis.
Suitors offering a bailout were few and far between…until Kushner’s father-in-law was elected president.
In the frenzy over getting a piece of the £20 million bailout to slave owners, the widow of Rev. Simon Little, stationed in Jamaica, pled for higher payout on those grounds.
In addition, the state provided a $137 million bailout in June after the agency ran out of money.
Many began attending grassroots events for the then-fledgling Tea Party, protesting the stimulus package and government bailouts.
Under the terms of their bailout arrangements, Fannie and Freddie send nearly all of their profits to the federal government, while the Treasury provides the companies with money when their net worth falls below zero.
Alaskans are asking: Why provide a bailout to large oil and gas companies?
Alamerica Bank made it through the Recession without seeking or receiving any federal bailout money.
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First Known Use of bailout
Examples of bail out in a Sentence
if the meeting seems like it will never end, find an excuse to bail out
the government bailed out the savings and loan industry
First Known Use of bail out
bail out Synonyms
bail, begone, bug off, bug out, buzz (off), clear out, cut out, depart, dig out, exit, get, get off, go, go off, move, pack (up or off), part, peel off, pike (out or off), pull out, push off, push on, quit, run along, sally (forth), shove (off), step (along), take off, vamoose, walk out;
beat it, hit the road, pull stakes (or pull up stakes), take a hike (also take a walk), take a powder;
Financial Definition of BAILOUT
What It Is
A bailout is financial help for ailing companies.
How It Works
Company XYZ is in the newspaper industry and has seen a dramatic downturn in its advertising sales. The company's board believes that if it can launch an interactive digital version of its product, which has been in development for two years, it could become a viable business again.
Company XYZ publishes the only paper in the county, and Company ABC loves the newspaper. Company ABC agrees to lend Company XYZ enough money to launch the new digital product, and it prices the loan at an interest rate below what Company XYZ could get anywhere else. Essentially, Company ABC gives Company XYZ a bailout.
Why It Matters
Bailouts are essentially monies intended to get companies out of trouble. Often, governments give bailouts to companies whose bankruptcies would cost what the government deems "too many jobs" or cause "too much" damage.
Bailouts are a challenge to capitalism in its purest sense. Critics of bailouts argue, for example, that companies should be left to succeed and fail on their own merits, and that supply and demand in the free markets will always determine the worth of goods and services. Supporters of bailouts argue that bailouts are sometimes the lesser of two evils when it comes to a company failing and displacing thousands of workers.
BAILOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bailout for English Language Learners
: the act of saving or rescuing something (such as a business) from money problems
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