Definition of on credit in English:

on credit


  • With an arrangement to pay later.

    ‘people believed that buying on credit was wrong’
    • ‘Don't be tempted to buy on credit if you can't pay it back.’
    • ‘Nowadays I do not buy anything on credit, I save for it.’
    • ‘However, try not to buy anything else on credit while you still have this debt, otherwise you'll be back to square one.’
    • ‘She bought it on credit by claiming she was still on pregnancy leave.’
    • ‘For the next six years I learned to live the way the rest of the world lives, on credit and a precariously balanced checkbook.’
    • ‘Whitegoods and consumer sundries are all paid for on credit.’
    • ‘It is easy to forget the danger of living on credit.’
    • ‘We have gone from being a nation who never accepted credit to being one which has no hang-ups about borrowing very considerable amounts on credit.’
    • ‘The party has financed much of its high-spending campaign on credit.’
    • ‘The motoring bills are on a separate computer system - which does not acknowledge payments on credit.’
    on hire purchase, on HP, on the HP, by instalments, by deferred payment, on account
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