credit line


Definition of credit line 

2 : a line, note, or name that acknowledges the source of an item (such as a news dispatch or television program)

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The bankruptcy rulings took nearly a year, and afterward the company's old credit lines were shot. Michael J. Mooney, Popular Mechanics, "Is RadioShack Back?," 1 Apr. 2016 Some of China’s credit lines have functioned in a similar manner. Daniel Mcdowell, Washington Post, "Beijing is taking on a broader financial role. Here’s why that matters.," 14 June 2018 Argentina is in talks with a the IMF on a credit line or loan that would help the country halt a run on its currency. Jana Randow,, "Outrage Over U.S. Steel Tariffs Set to Spill Over Into G7 Meeting," 1 June 2018 When that failed Mauricio Macri, the president, secured a $50bn credit line from the IMF. The Economist, "Argentina’s currency crisis is far from over," 5 July 2018 Cohen obtained new credit lines starting in February of 2016, according to the Wall Street Journal. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "FBI Probing Possible Banking Fraud by Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen: Report," 5 May 2018 Canadian mortgage and home-equity credit line balances increased 9.6 percent from a year ago. Doug Alexander,, "CIBC's PrivateBank Takeover Helps It Avoid Being ‘Too Canadian’," 22 Feb. 2018 If the full credit line were in use, Wells Fargo would stand to make 1.75 percentage points over the benchmark Libor rate., "Wells Fargo Is the Go-To Bank for Gunmakers and the NRA," 7 Mar. 2018 Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has laid out a plan for growth, and is refusing the offer of a precautionary credit line, a financial safety net that would come with new austerity terms after years of belt-tightening. Liz Alderman, New York Times, "As Greece Ends a Decade of Bailouts, Problems Linger for Europe," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of credit line

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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