Definition of day of reckoning in English:

day of reckoning


  • The time when past mistakes or misdeeds must be punished or paid for.

    ‘a day of reckoning will come for those in the security service’
    • ‘If we continue along the pace we are now, it's unsustainable and there will have to be some day of reckoning.’
    • ‘When Jerry declines, Newman threatens him by shouting, ‘Your day of reckoning will come.’’
    • ‘But there comes the day of reckoning when statements drop through the letter box and interest charges and penalty payments are revealed.’
    • ‘Economists say we may be headed toward a day of reckoning.’
    • ‘The day of reckoning soon came; the computer leasing companies took large write-offs and the business disappeared.’
    • ‘Finally, Is the day of reckoning for Bangalore's honeymoon with the IT sector closer than we expect?’
    • ‘The day of reckoning cannot be postponed indefinitely.’
    • ‘Buy-to-let may have postponed our day of reckoning, but it's still coming - and soon.’
    • ‘There will be a day of reckoning for our lying Prime Minister.’
    • ‘The worry is whether, given the huge imbalances in their economy, they may be postponing the day of reckoning.’
    • ‘If your employees don't do the work effectively or efficiently, then sooner or later the day of reckoning will come and the company will close.’
    • ‘After years of cavalier behaviour, the day of reckoning for the British insurance industry was long overdue.’
    • ‘Continue on as you have and a day of reckoning will find you.’
    • ‘The statute of limitations on war crimes does not run out, and the day of reckoning will come.’
    • ‘But the decadence and blindness on display in that nation simply mean that the inevitable day of reckoning will be that much more convulsive.’
    • ‘He just hung on as long as he could until the day of reckoning.’
    • ‘Some day, on that day of reckoning, they will have to account for their crime against human language!’
    • ‘And that day of reckoning, I think, is starting to show up in the dropping re - enlistment rates.’
    • ‘Sunday was a day of reckoning, when the harshness of this past winter's riding made itself known.’
    • ‘This was the final hour, and his day of reckoning.’
    judgement day, day of judgement, day of retribution, final accounting, final settlement
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