debt ceiling

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Noun1.debt ceiling - the maximum borrowing power of a governmental entity
debt - money or goods or services owed by one person to another
national debt ceiling - a limit set by Congress beyond which the national debt cannot rise; periodically raised by Congress
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debt ceiling. It was wrong to push it so far and Utah's economy will be hurt by it.
Congress has raised the debt ceiling 78 times since 1960.
The debt ceiling, which should be a formality since the tax and spending decisions have already been made, has been used to create a self-imposed crisis.