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Unclear Description: Work Off The Debt get usage counts

The description is all about a common plot where people have to wash dishes to work off their debt, but the examples seem to just be generally "People work off a debt". I found this for looking for a general trope for working off debts btw

 2 Xtifr, Fri, 27th Jul '12 5:53:07 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Definitely in favor of broadening. May be related to (but is definitely not the same as) Trapped by Gambling Debts, a trope I rescued from the YKTTW scrap heap.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
I agree. We might want to create a Debt Slavery trope too

anyone else?

What is different between your idea, and this trope, after fixing? (Oh, anyone going to do that?)
 
Well, I like to wait a bit to see if everyone agrees.

Debt Slavery is more like share cropping or when companies used to pay people in scrip. Someone gets more and more in debt intentionally on the part of the 'owner'. You have to buy seeds @ inflated prices and you don't get a fair price for your crop. or you're a prostitute, and must pay back the cost of your 'debut', but the books are fixed and the interest keeps piling up.

Bump
 
 8 lu 127, Sat, 24th Nov '12 1:19:38 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Clocking.
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 9 Xtifr, Sun, 25th Nov '12 4:26:45 AM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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There's been no dissent to Animeg's very reasonable proposal. If you're still around, Ani, I'd say just go for it.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 10 lu 127, Sun, 9th Dec '12 8:36:12 AM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Tweaked, how's it look?
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 11 Xtifr, Sun, 9th Dec '12 8:02:23 PM Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Looks about right to me.
"Existential Despair" is an oxymoron.
 12 lu 127, Sun, 9th Dec '12 11:36:29 PM from the Forest of Thorns Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
'kay. I'll remove the quote since along with the picture it still looks too dish-focused. Otherwise done.
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