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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Abraham's day of reckoning didn't come until October 1998, two years after he'd sobered up.
The day of reckoning is now approaching rapidly, and sooner than we feared the joy bells may be ringing round the world.
To forestall its threatened withdrawal from international agreements, the Clinton administration made numerous concessions, rendering the ultimate day of reckoning more dangerous.
Crisis club Leeds face yet another day of reckoning today as they seek a further stay of execution from administration.
The cure, aimed at postponing the day of reckoning, has been worse than the illness.
With the union's help, Big Steel got enough protection to delay the day of reckoning.
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KIEREN FALLON completed a double when Day Of Reckoning, trained by Sir Michael Stoute and owned by the Queen, won the ten-furlong maiden.
These actions are long remembered by those who have been hurt, and will add to Mr Brown's eventual day of reckoning - which may be sooner than he would choose.
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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.