drop-dead date

noun

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.

Examples of drop-dead date in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there is a deadline here: 2050, the drop-dead date, determined by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, by which global greenhouse gas emissions must be at net zero to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023

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“Drop-dead date.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop-dead%20date. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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