day of reckoning

Definition of day of reckoning

: 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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First Known Use of day of reckoning

1547, in the meaning defined above

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“Day of reckoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day%20of%20reckoning. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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