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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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