What are insufficient funds?
The Bankrate.com financial term of the day is: "Insufficient funds."
"Insufficient funds" often means "embarrassment." It's a phrase used when there's not enough money in an account to cover the payment of a check or draft. The check might be returned, triggering a fee. And you'll have some explaining to do. You might also hear this referred to as "not sufficient funds."
She got a nasty note from her landlord and a hefty charge from her bank when her rent check bounced because of insufficient funds.
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