Drop-dead day

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Drop-dead day

The date on which a deadline is final, with no exceptions.

Drop-Dead Day

Informal; a firm deadline that one cannot miss. A drop-dead day is often the last day of the quarter or year by which financial figures must be reported.
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Competent Robinson said: 'It was made absolutely clear to the people at the meeting before the vote of June 1 that Inverness' application was competent and there wasn't a drop-dead date of March 31 for stadium sharing.
No fooling -- April 1 is already looming as the drop-dead date to complete production on films next year and avoid a collision with possible strikes.
We'll all work better if we have a timeline, but on the other hand, there isn't an absolute drop-dead date.
In 1990 the drop-dead date was projected to be 2003.
The drop-dead date on the closing is June 1," he said.
And there is a drop-dead date, and that is July 1, 2004.
MEPC/Dura-Bond had a drop-dead date by which the company had to have a new business system running," said Charles Barnett, president of MEPC/Dura-Bond Bearing Co.
We haven't set a drop-dead date on when that will occur.