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bad cheque

a check (=a signed written order by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person's order on demand) that cannot be processed because the person who wrote it does not have enough money in their account to cover it, or because the account does not exist
A man who wrote a bad cheque from his dying aunt's bank account will spend two years in jail.

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