day of reckoning

Definition of day of reckoning

  1. :  a time when the consequences of a course of mistakes or misdeeds are felt the flow of wealth … hurried overstocking and brought the day of reckoning nearer — R. A. Billington

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1547

First Known Use of day of reckoning

1547


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