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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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In other words, you'll still have to persuade the deadbeat to pay up.
Both Tolman and Matthews agree, if the deadbeat client is more than 60 days past due, they rarely pay.
The subtitle for this handbook on tracking down negligent fathers is, "Tracking Down A Deadbeat Dad And Getting Child Support.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told Congress in March that the federal government could increase child support payments and cut welfare spending by following the states' lead of revoking the drivers' licenses of deadbeat parents.
A grand example of how the simple acceptance of government responsibility for solving the problems of deadbeat dads can beget a government leviathan is in a 1994 document from the state of Vermont's Office of Child Support on "Recommendations for Improving Child Support in Vermont.
But without the IRS around to catch the deadbeats, Washington's credibility will also be stuck in hock.
The BidAssure Network will allow the network participants to detect and block deadbeats identified by other participants in the network, thus protecting against "multi-seller deadbeats" as well as "repeat deadbeats.
The two different themes adorning the billboards are: "Pay Child Support on Time or Do Time," and "We Never Treat Deadbeats with Kid Gloves.
We don't give them an opportunity to become deadbeats,'' Hogan said.
Their guest lists included, diplomats, deadbeats, aristocrats, archeologists, novelists and big game hunters.
Near the end, in all capitals, was his warning: ``The deadbeats in this park are the ones causing the problem of not having the money to pay for the work required to get this place where you good people want it
Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis recently announced what he called "the largest one- day roundup of deadbeat dads in Worcester County history" as his deputies marked Father's Day by arresting 16 offenders who they claim owe over half a million dollars in outstanding child support.