(a) bad risk

(a) bad risk
a person or company considered according to how safe it is to lend them money or give them insurance or credit

Loans to farmers are now considered a bad risk.

Thesaurus: insuring and insurancehyponym types of tax and taxationhyponym
Main entry: risk

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