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deadbeat

Physics
a. (of a system) returning to an equilibrium position with little or no oscillation
b. (of an instrument or indicator) indicating a true reading without oscillation

deadbeat

[′ded‚bēt]
(mechanics)
Coming to rest without vibration or oscillation, as when the pointer of a meter moves to a new position without overshooting. Also known as deadbeat response.
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The worst kinds of deadbeats are the ones who rob you twice; they accept payments from insurance companies and then spend the money themselves.
Since 2006, the Federal Government has convicted more than 500 deadbeat parents who failed to pay more than $33 million in child support payments.
Tolman has noticed a significant drop in his number of deadbeat clients since he started demanding money up front.
Dog law" is particularly applicable to deadbeat parents.
More than 30 million kids are suffering because of the neglect of a deadbeat parent.
The worst part about Deadbeat Dads is that innocent children of divorce may be subjected to public humiliation on national television and shamed in their local communities.
This dereliction of responsibility by deadbeat dads serves not only as a burden to the taxpayer but deprives genuine one-parent families of much needed support.
Still a few billion of taxpayers' cash will be on its way East as Britain seems to bankroll all the deadbeat countries.
Suddenly, he was facing several years of automatic wage garnishment, and the shame of being forced to explain to prospective employers why the government considered him a deadbeat dad.
The amendment wouldn't simply ban equality in civil marriage, a right that is now guaranteed to murderers, child abusers, deadbeat dads, multiple divorcees, and foreigners.
Thomas Slaven, 42, was exposed on the Deadbeat Dads website after deserting Lindsay, 15, and Leslie, 12 -and leaving estranged wife Leigh pounds 15,000 short in child support and alimony.
Borglum was clearly a disagreeable sort, a deadbeat who was disloyal to his friends and consorted with the Ku Klux Klan.

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