Meaning of Idiom ‘Rubber Check’
A rubber check is a check drawn on a bank account lacking sufficient funds to pay it. A rubber check will be a bounced check.
Examples Of Use
“If you keep writing rubber checks you’re going to get in trouble.”
“Only accept cash from Mr. Rogers. He’s known to write rubber checks.”
Driving from 1920’s slang, this idiom alludes the fact that a bad check (one without sufficient bank funds to cover it) will “bounce.” A bounced check is one that is returned by the bank unpaid. In other words, it bounces back from the bank.
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