drop-dead date

noun

Definition of drop-dead date

US
:a date by which something must be done or finished :a deadline that must be met
  • They were given a drop-dead date of June 30 to accept or reject the contract.

Word by Word Definitions

drop-dead play
  1. : sensationally striking, attractive, or impressive

date play
  1. : the brown, oblong edible fruit of a palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

  2. : the tall palm with pinnate leaves that yields the date

  1. : the time at which an event occurs

  2. : a statement of the time of execution (see execution 1) or making

  3. : duration

  1. : to determine the period of time to which something belongs : to determine the date (see 2date 3) of

  2. : to record the time of the execution or making of : mark with the date

  3. : to mark with characteristics typical of a particular period


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