the day of reckoning


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the day of reckoning

the time when an unpleasant situation has to be dealt with, or the time when you are punished or criticized for the things you have done wrong
Usage notes: In the Bible, the day of reckoning is the day at the end of the world when God will judge everyone.
Taking out a further loan to cover your debts will only postpone the day of reckoning.
See call it a day, carry the day, name the day, save the day, seize the day, win the day
See also: of, reckoning
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You think you can put off the day of reckoning forever, it seems the easy money will somehow always be there.
WWE Day of Reckoning 2 continues the Day of Reckoning series with all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is designed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube(TM).
His Ponzi never fled because, like Enron's Kenneth Lay or WorldCom's Bernard Ebbers, he somehow convinced himself that he could forestall the day of reckoning long enough to make a buck for his investors.
Helmick, at the service, was telling grieving family and friends that the day of reckoning is coming for the friends of the punk that shot Steiner.
The cure, aimed at postponing the day of reckoning, has been worse than the illness.
When they do, the day of reckoning will be at hand"?
Equally important, although some advocates of changing the burden of proof suggest that the problems can be resolved by delaying the burden shift until a case goes to court, all that would do is postpone the day of reckoning.
When the day of reckoning comes it will be a penalty shoot-out.
Germany and Japan may have been lulled by their protective walls into a false sense of security and stability, little suspecting that the day of reckoning will wreak even greater havoc and make the adjustments both more urgent and more politically painful.
The Day of Reckoning Has Arrived as Game Servers Go Live
Sentencing him for 10 charges of theft, Mr Justice Holroyde said: "You remained absent from this country for 17 years, and so delayed for nearly two decades the day of reckoning which has finally arrived.
As the series draws to a close, it's the day of reckoning at Kirke University, and the faculty members remain on tenterhooks as George delivers her verdict.
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The programme is called Rapists: The Day Of Reckoning and was made over several months.