Example sentences for: deadbeat

How can you use “deadbeat” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • "I have a deadbeat father I have never met," Nussle said on the House floor in 1995, arguing for a provision to compel states to get tougher on child-support collection or risk losing federal aid.

  • A similar distinction in tone and approach marks what the two have to say about "deadbeat dads."

  • Nussle, by contrast, wants to punish deadbeat dads, but not abusive ones; he's a co-sponsor of the Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act, which says it's fine to smack the kids (the phrase used is "reasonable corporal discipline").

  • Even Zemeckis seems impatient to get to the magic; throughout the middle of this movie he simply checks out, like the directorial equivalent of a deadbeat dad.

  • If you remember the issues floated by the Clinton re-election campaign--gun control for deadbeat dads, for example--the tone will be familiar.


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