belly-up


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bel·ly-up

(bĕl′ē-ŭp′)
adj. Informal
Bankrupt: The company went belly-up.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.belly-up - financially ruinedbelly-up - financially ruined; "a bankrupt company"; "the company went belly-up"
insolvent - unable to meet or discharge financial obligations; "an insolvent person"; "an insolvent estate"
Translations

belly-up

[ˌbelɪˈʌp] ADV to go belly-up [company, scheme] → irse al garete, irse al traste
References in periodicals archive ?
Councillor Darren Cooper, leader of Sandwell Council, said: "We rescued The Public after it went belly-up some years ago and have continued to support it since.
Everywhere Frank looks, he sees signs the bubble has burst: "high-dollar franchises - places that never staged a sale - have...given way to second-echelon high-dollar places where sales are a way of life"; local stores clear out "under the cover of darkness, owing people money and merchandise"; even Japanese car dealerships go "belly-up."
Now that deal has gone belly-up we - that's me and you again - will be shelling out anything up to pounds 100m so that we can then rent the stadium to, probably, West Ham for pounds 2m a year.