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 second as that even without a specific day of reckoning, Social Security will continue to become a worse and worse deal for retirees.
IT'S SOMETHING of a day of reckoning for Oscar Whisky in the William Hill Welsh Champion Hurdle, as he will have to win cosily if he is to book his place at Cheltenham next month for the big one.
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.
The two characters almost ``meet up'' in the play's culmination, a kind of parallel day of reckoning which will either leave you with a slight ray of hope or else seriously dispirited.
Day of Reckoning, Moorpool Players, Moorpool Hall, Harborne (to Saturday).
Long-term, however, there are some very hefty bills to be paid ( and the PFI supporters will be long gone before that day of reckoning comes.
To forestall its threatened withdrawal from international agreements, the Clinton administration made numerous concessions, rendering the ultimate day of reckoning more dangerous.
When they do, the day of reckoning will be at hand"?
One by one, however, these expedients have been exhausted, and the day of reckoning draws closer.
When the day of reckoning comes it will be a penalty shoot-out.
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.
He said their would be a day of reckoning for the bandit group, saying he would confront them soon
PABLO ZABALETA says Manchester City head for tomorrow's Champions League day of reckoning in the perfect state of mind.
He said: "This referendum is about power, and when we get a Yes majority we will use that power for a day of reckoning with BP and the banks.
IT'S the Euro and local government day of reckoning for the Fat Controller.