drowning/awash in red ink

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of drowning/awash in red ink

chiefly US
:deeply in debt

Word by Word Definitions

drown play drowning
  1. : to become drowned

  2. : to suffocate by submersion especially in water

  3. : to submerge especially by a rise in the water level

awash play
  1. : alternately covered and exposed by waves or tide

  2. : washing about : afloat

  3. : covered with water : flooded

red play
  1. : of the color red

  2. : having red as a distinguishing color

  3. : flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

  1. : a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

  2. : red clothing

  3. : one that is of a red or reddish color: such as

ink play
  1. : a colored usually liquid material for writing and printing

  2. : the black protective secretion of a cephalopod

  3. : publicity

  1. : to put ink on

  2. : sign

  3. : sign


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