bum check

Definition of bum check

informal

  1. :  a check drawn on a bank account that does not contain enough money to pay the amount He's known for writing/passing bum checks.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  buttocks

  1. :  of poor quality or nature

    :  not valid or deserved

    :  not pleasant or enjoyable

  1. :  loaf

    :  to obtain by asking or begging :  cadge

  1. :  one who sponges (see 2sponge 2) off others and avoids work

    :  one who performs a function poorly

    :  one whose time is devoted to a recreational activity

  1. :  a drinking spree :  bender

  1. :  disappoint, depress

checkplay
  1. :  exposure of a chess king to an attack from which he must be protected or moved to safety

    :  a sudden stoppage of a forward course or progress :  arrest

    :  a checking of an opposing player (as in ice hockey)

  1. :  to put (a chess king) in check

    :  rebuke, reprimand

    :  to slow or bring to a stop :  brake

  1. : used to express assent or agreement


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