By PAUL SULLIVAN
Those who traditionally count on a year-end windfall to pay their taxes may be in a bind on April 15.
Main Bank of China Is in Need of Capital
By KEITH BRADSHER
China’s central bank is in a bind, after snapping up roughly $1 trillion worth of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the last seven years.
Weekend Beat/ Our Town: Traditional book town caught in a new bind
BY LOUIS TEMPLADO, STAFF WRITER These days, there aren't many titles that you can't get through your local big-box bookstore or by searching through Amazon's virtual catalog.
Gambling Dispute With a Tiny Country Puts U.S. in a Bind
By GARY RIVLIN
A trade dispute filed by Antigua and Barbuda, a Caribbean nation with dozens of online casinos, challenges Washington’s effort to prohibit online gambling.
bind (UNPLEASANT SITUATION) Show phonetics
noun [S] INFORMAL
a difficult situation in which you are prevented from acting as you might like:
Having to visit her every week is a terrible bind.
Borrowing money may put you in a real bind.
day of reckoning noun [S]
a time when the effect of a past mistake is experienced or when a crime is punished