- In arrear
- Arrear Ar*rear", n.
That which is behind in payment, or which remains unpaid,
though due; esp. a remainder, or balance which remains due
when some part has been paid; arrearage; -- commonly used in
the plural, as, arrears of rent, wages, or taxes. --Locke.
For much I dread due payment by the Greeks Of yesterday's arrear. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]
I have a large arrear of letters to write. --J. D. Forbes. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.