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day of reckoning

the time when one is called to account for one's actions, to pay one's debts, or to fulfill one's promises or obligations. Unabridged
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  • Our day of reckoning will ultimately follow, however.
  • Thus tuition discounting is, at best, a holding strategy that temporarily defers the day of reckoning.
  • In the short run these groups may simply delay the day of reckoning.
  • These moves will delay the day of reckoning, but they have the feel of burning the furniture to heat the building.
  • Aside from the damage it does to the living standards of the affected workers, lower pay only postpones the day of reckoning.
  • We can only delay the day of reckoning by a few years.
  • But finally comes social stability and a day of reckoning.
  • Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.
  • Well that day of reckoning has arrived, and the time to take charge of our future is here.
  • There will be no day of reckoning, nothing to stop their clean getaway.
British Dictionary definitions for day of reckoning

day of reckoning

a time when the effects of one's past mistakes or misdeeds catch up with one
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