Hello.

My teacher says that it's "in arrears". I've found a few examples but they seem to have different meanings.

E.g.: "He's been in arrears on his rent so often that he may be evicted."
But this means that he hasn't often paid on time.

Moreover, my dictionary says that "to pay in arrears" means 'to pay in the very last possible minute.'

So I'm doubtful whether a sentence like "You can take it now pay in arrears." means that you can pay, say, a few days after you take it.

Thank you in advance.
What's wrong with plain old "late"?
Yes, there's "before and later" but "In advance and '...nothing'"?

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Hi,

my dictionary says that "to pay in arrears" means 'to pay in the very last possible minute.'

You need a better dictionary.Emotion: smile

Clive
CliveYou need a better dictionary.
Emotion: hmm

It's probably the first time my dictionary is wrong.

Could you suggest any PC English-English dictionary that doesn't require an internet connection and you consider it to be one of the best ones??

Thank you.
Hi,

No, sorry.

Clive
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The Oxford English Dictionary is still one of the best.

What is a PC English-English dictionary?

PC = politically correct?

PS: "you can buy it now and pay for it later" is the phrase you're looking for. You can't say "but it now and pay in arrears".
CliveHi,my dictionary says that "to pay in arrears" means 'to pay in the very last possible minute.'You need a better dictionary.Clive
Thank you, I have gotten what I needed .The opposite of Advance is Arrears.

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