self-liquidating love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Involving goods convertible into cash in a short time. Used of business transactions.
  • adj. Producing a return equal to the sum invested to create or maintain something: a self-liquidating toll-bridge project.


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  • Discrimination in the private sector, he says, is "self-liquidating," something that will come as news to the many successful complainants before any of our human rights tribunals, and I'm not talking about the "hate speech" provisions, either.

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  • FDR and his Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. ramped up self-liquidating enterprises and quasi-publics.

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  • Such rule provides that if an organizer wishes to arrange an offering of mortgage-backed or like securities -- this by selling to an issuer mortgage loans or similarly self-liquidating obligations to serve as collateral -- the organizer must retain at least 5% of the credit risk on obligations sold.

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  • Solid credit, he explained, is based either “(1) upon the competence, character, and earning power of the borrower, or (2) upon documents representing genuinely self-liquidating transactions.”

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  • Exactly what “self-liquidating” meant was unclear, and fifty billion dollars was a lot of money.

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  • There is discrimination in the private sector, but it is self-liquidating over time because of the costs it imposes on discriminators.

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  • If the extra spending was wise and self-liquidating, then the private sector will take up the slack.

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  • If there is really a big problem modernizing these government media agencies, why can't the government just allow them to become self-liquidating, rather than constrict their chance of survival and growth?

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  • So consider a pool of self-liquidating assets such as mortgage loans.

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  • While it's still possible to entertain wild hopes about an Obama administration, such hopes are partly self-liquidating on closer inspection -- they exist in the first place only because Mr. Obama has given us so little to go on, except campaign boilerplate.

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