Drop-dead day

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Drop-dead day

The date on which a deadline is final, with no exceptions.
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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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The drop-dead date should help concentrate wavering minds.
SC11-399, the drop-dead date for attorneys and clerks to begin e-filing all civil case types is April 1, 2013.
If the technology does not work in accordance with its specifications by a "drop-dead date" in the work plan, the buyer should have the option to terminate the contract, in whole or in part, or to require the vendor to continue to fix and retest the technology.
Lowe replied that the question had been posed and the town was told, no, that the drop-dead date is June 30 with no extension options available.
The key to the plan is to have a drop-dead date for each phase of the plan, and a clear timeline for the final outcome.
"It's always been 'The Perils of Pauline' with the finances of a journalism review," Kunkel, dean of the journalism school at the University of Maryland, whose foundation has owned the review for two decades, told the Post, adding that there is "no guarantee" of survival but "we haven't been given a drop-dead date or anything like that."
The Welsh Labour leader said he hoped to get support for a stable government before "the drop-dead date" and "not merely a government that's in office but not in power".