rubber checkrubber check
Slang a check that is worthless because of insufficient funds in the drawer's account
Origin of rubber checkfrom the notion that it “bounces”: see bounce (intransitive verb)
A check returned by a bank because of insufficient funds in the account on which it is drawn.
(plural rubber checks)
- A check that is rejected by the bank against which it is drawn for insufficient funds.
From the metaphor of a bounced check.