run into debt

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See: overdraw
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They would sell their furniture, and then run into debt at the stores, and then be refused credit; they would borrow a little from the Szedvilases, whose delicatessen store was tottering on the brink of ruin; the neighbors would come and help them a little--poor, sick Jadvyga would bring a few spare pennies, as she always did when people were starving, and Tamoszius Kuszleika would bring them the proceeds of a night's fiddling.
Bulgaria's National Electric Company has run into debt amounting to BGN 2,353 B by the end of 2013, according to the Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoynev.
A FINANCIAL health service that will help those who run into debt problems should be up and running next year.