the day of reckoning


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day of reckoning

The day on which something must be confronted or becomes unavoidable. This term originated in the Bible. Well, it's the day of reckoning now—whether you studied or not, you have to take the test.
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the day of reckoning

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a day of reckoning

The day of reckoning or a day of reckoning, is a time when people are forced to deal with an unpleasant situation which they have avoided until now. The day of reckoning has arrived. You can't keep writing checks on a bank account that doesn't have any money in it. We consulted a sympathetic attorney, and prepared for a day of reckoning. Note: According to the Bible, when the world ends, there will be a day of reckoning, when God will judge everyone's actions and send them either to heaven or hell.
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day of reckoning

the time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for; a testing time when the degree of your success or failure will be revealed.
This expression refers to the Day of Judgement, on which, according to Christian tradition, human beings will have to answer to God for their transgressions.
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the day of ˈreckoning

(formal) the time when good actions, successes, etc. or bad actions, failures, etc. will be made known and punished or rewarded: Tomorrow is the day of reckoning; the accountant will tell me what my profits were and how much tax I’ll have to pay.
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The programme is called Rapists: The Day Of Reckoning and was made over several months.
THE day of reckoning finally arrived for clubs seeking promotion to the UniBond Football League following the re-organisation of the non-Leaguefootball pyramid.
Nonetheless, the day of reckoning for our game looms ever closer.
One by one, however, these expedients have been exhausted, and the day of reckoning draws closer.
In case the reader is still unconvinced, the authors' final argument is that even though the accident figures may still look good, the day of reckoning is not far off, since the "margin of safety" keeps being whittled away.
To underscore the importance of email authentication, Dave Lewis, StrongMail's vice president of alliances and market development, noted: "With 40% adoption of email authentication, the day of reckoning for spammers is fast approaching.
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.
But now, for Rafa Benitez, Avram Grant, Gianfranco Zola and Martin O'Neill the day of reckoning has arrived.
The day of reckoning - the day when, finally, we believed we would see Michael officially pardoned - should have arrived last week, but Straw added insult to injury when he hid behind complex, technical legal jargon in refusing to grant Michael a pardon.
It's the day of reckoning for Hopkins, who has been doing his best to rattle Team Calzaghe in the run-up to the bout, by trashing our undisputed World Champ's technique and training.
Now comes the day of reckoning, when tricks and gimmicks will no longer suffice to make the books look balanced.
But Dick - now chief executive of Partick Thistle - believes the day of reckoning is at hand for others less free of blame.
With the union's help, Big Steel got enough protection to delay the day of reckoning.