pay old debts

See: quit, repay
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His famous comedy, 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts,' a satire on greed and cruelty, is one of the few plays of the period, aside from Shakspere's, which are still occasionally acted.
to pay old debts to Veliko Tarnovo old debts to other creditors, the purchase of medical equipment, repair and operating funding for ongoing payments, with parameters as follows 1.
Later a dispute arose over whether EVN should collect or pay old debts from the time before the privatisation of ESM.
The hole in the budget, popularly speaking, is BGN 1,4 B, but it is not because they pay old debts - they paid ouut BGN 120 M for the first two months - but because inadequate legislation, a lack of active measures to address the real economy to prevent its slowdown, all led to this imbalance," he concluded.
12 billion) to pay old debts and may raise funds of about NT$200 billion (US$6.
After that, money generated by the business can be used as working capital rather than to pay old debts.
Murdoch arrives to play Othello, Richard III, Hamlet and Philip Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts.
Mineiro's president Alexandre Kalil planned to use the money from Silva's sale to pay old debts and delayed salaries.
Similarly, the "ingrained social beliefs" enforcing Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts make it a "vivid.
The book could have been titled Emotional Lives of Financially Over-Extended Elizabethans and Jacobeans, if with this designation we include, along with Walter Ralegh, Lionel Cranfield, and Peter Frobisher, such dramatic characters as Antonio from The Merchant of Venice, Michaelmas Term's Richard Easy, and Giles Overreach in A New Way to Pay Old Debts.
We are given paired essays by historians and critics on five plays: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday, Marston's The Fawn, Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts.