Definition of debt ceiling in English:

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debt ceiling


An upper limit set on the amount of money that a government may borrow: on Friday, Congress raised the debt ceiling by $800 million
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  • We are talking about raising to almost $11.5 trillion the national debt ceiling.
  • He ended the need for a congressional vote to raise the debt ceiling.
  • Based on current projections, Treasury expects to reach the debt ceiling in the first half of 2009.

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Syllabification: debt ceil·ing

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