drop-dead date


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drop-dead date

a time by which something must be done Glickman said the drop-dead date is December 31 - after that, no funds will be available.
See also: date
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Competent Robinson said: 'It was made absolutely clear to the people at the meeting before the vote of June 1 that Inverness' application was competent and there wasn't a drop-dead date of March 31 for stadium sharing.
In 1990 the drop-dead date was projected to be 2003.
The drop-dead date on the closing is June 1," he said.
And there is a drop-dead date, and that is July 1, 2004.
Chairman is that you and your colleagues on the Committee on Labor and Human Resources can find a way to insert a drop-dead date into Railway Labor Act negotiations.
MEPC/Dura-Bond had a drop-dead date by which the company had to have a new business system running," said Charles Barnett, president of MEPC/Dura-Bond Bearing Co.
We haven't set a drop-dead date on when that will occur.
The lockout continues, the new drop-dead date approaches.
The original drop-dead date for approving Schwarzenegger's package for the March 2 presidential primary ballot was Dec.
To me, if we are making significant progress in the 30 days but do not have everything settled, it would not be a drop-dead date.