out of debt, out of danger

1639 J. CLARKE Parœmiologia Anglo-Latina 82 Out of debt and deadly danger.

1667 H. PEACHAM Worth of Penny (ed. 2) 8 How bold, confident, merry, lively, and ever in humour are moneyed men (for being out of debt, they are out of danger).

1710 S. PALMER Proverbs 132 Out of Debt out of Danger... A Man in Debt is a Slave, and can’t act with Liberty.

1908 E. M. SNEYD-KYNNERSLEY H.M.I. xxi. Call it ‘distributing capital expenditure over a term of years’, and even a rural dean succumbs. ‘Out of debt, out of danger,’ but ‘out of debt, out of progress.’

1977 ‘C. AIRD’ Parting Breath vii. ‘Well, they’re important, aren’t they?’ said Leeyes largely. ‘Out of debt, out of danger.’


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