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down payment

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Definition a partial payment made at the time of purchase (the rest to be paid later)
  • We're saving money for a down payment on a home.
down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • They'll give us a lower interest rate if we can pay a larger down payment.
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • He had scraped together just enough money for a down payment on a house, but was still so poor that Cissy's crib was the house's only furniture.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • Lord, bless my mom, and thank you that she went into her retirement fund and gave us the money for the down payment.
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • down payment = initial cash payment made in addition to a promise to repay a loan at the time of a purchase
  • The agent demanded their money and Saeed gave it to him, uncertain whether they were making a down payment or being robbed.
    Moshin Hamid  --  Exit West
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • A few months later, we used the advance for my second novel and placed a down payment on a pretty, two-bedroom Victorian house in San Francisco's Bernal Heights.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • You can put a down payment on it and carry it on home with you.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • Lale extends his hand, Victor takes it, and the diamond changes hands. "Down payment. See you tomorrow?"
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • Since we had no money for a down payment and no steady income, our options were pretty limited, but within a couple of days, Mom and Dad told us they had found a house we could afford.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • down payment = partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • Then, deciding land was too risky for investing either time or money, he turned to the ocean, started fishing out of Santa Monica, and did well enough at it through the late thirties that by December of 1941 he had those two boats, The Waka and The Nereid, a lease on that beach house in Ocean Park, and a nearly new Studebaker he had made a down payment on two weeks before Pearl Harbor was attacked.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of purchase
  •   "Can we afford it?" Seven asks.
      Momma raises an eyebrow. "Yes, we can."
      "But like down payments and stuff—"
    Angie Thomas  --  The Hate U Give
  • down payments = initial cash payment made in addition to a promise to repay a loan at the time of a purchase
  • On the upside, Dad said, the house had cost only a thousand dollars, and the owner had waived the down payment.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • down payment = partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • I wanted to buy them something that would improve their lives. It could be a small car. It could be the security deposit and a few months' rent on an apartment. It could be the down payment on a house in an inexpensive neighborhood.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • down payment = partial payment made at the time of purchase
  • He wouldn't hear of taking any money from me, not as a favor, not as a loan, not as an investment, or even as the down payment on a partnership.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • down payment = a partial payment made at the time of a purchase
  • No down payment, an excellent neighborhood.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • With the prize money from that ballet competition I put a down payment on my very first house.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • If you want a down payment on a store, bring the owner of the store you work in now.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • She had very little money to make a down payment, so there was a rather large mortgage.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Is that enough for a down payment?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • You don't get a whole lot for a hundred-dollar down payment, I guess.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now

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