He pointed to the president’s claims of reducing the deficit and overseeing an increase in Social Security payments as examples.
—New York Times
The strategy appears to have paid off, and Mr. Zeldin has managed to reduce his 24-point deficit in the polls just months ago to as little as four points in one recent poll.
这一策略似乎取得了成效，泽尔丁先生在最近的一次民意调查中成功地将几个月前在民意调查中的 24 个百分点的差距缩小到仅 4 个百分点。
Despite the revenue, the government spent even more, or around $406 billion, in October, so it ran a deficit of nearly $88 billion.
尽管有收入，但政府在 10 月份的支出更多，约为 4060 亿美元，因此赤字接近 880 亿美元。
the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required
If you’re running a deficit, you are losing. You might be losing money or losing a game. Either way, you better make up for it.
When the government runs on a deficit, often the loss can be offset by a raise in taxes. If you have a deficit of iron in your body, you should consider eating more spinach. The word deficit comes from the Latin deficit meaning "it is wanting." A deficit is characterized by the wanting of something missing.
She got so much blood that one doctor wrote a note in her record stopping all transfusions “until her deficit with the blood bank was made up.”
—The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
“If we do nothing — if we just carry on — 18 months from now, at the beginning of fiscal year 2018, the deficit would be four times bigger,” Mr. Weiss said.
“如果我们什么都不做——如果我们继续——18 个月后，即 2018 财年开始时，赤字将扩大四倍，”韦斯先生说。
—Metropolitan Museum of Art Plans Job Cuts and Restructuring by Robin Pogrebin
I tried it, and because men respond to macho challenges from other men with a deficit of mature judgment — think Aaron Burr vs.
我试过了，因为男人会以缺乏成熟判断力的方式应对来自其他男人的男子气概挑战——想想亚伦·伯尔 (Aaron Burr) 与
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deficit (n.)"a falling short or failure in amount," especially financially, 1782, from French déficit (late 17c.), from Latin deficit "it is wanting," an introductory word in clauses of inventory, third person singular present indicative of deficere "to fail, be deficient," from de "down, away" (see de-) + combining form of facere "to do, make" (from PIE root dhe-"to set, put").Related entries & more
deficit (n.)“数量不足或失败”，尤其是 financially，1782 年，源自法语 déficit（17 世纪末），源自拉丁语 deficit“它缺乏”，inventory 子句中的介绍性词，第三人称单数现在时表示 deficere“失败，有缺陷”，来自 de“down，away”（参见 de-）+ facere“做，做”的组合形式（来自 PIE 词根 dhe-“设置，放置”）。相关参赛作品及更多
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