day of reckoning

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day of reckoning

n
a time when the effects of one's past mistakes or misdeeds catch up with one
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Noun1.day of reckoning - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly livesday of reckoning - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
day - some point or period in time; "it should arrive any day now"; "after that day she never trusted him again"; "those were the days"; "these days it is not unusual"
2.day of reckoning - an unpleasant or disastrous destinyday of reckoning - an unpleasant or disastrous destiny; "everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it"; "that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world"
destiny, fate - an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
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Translations
يَوْم الحِساب
den odplaty
leszámolás: a leszámolás napja
skuldadagar; dómsdagur
deň odplaty
kıyamet günü

day of reckoning

n the day of reckoningil giorno del giudizio
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reckon

(ˈrekən) verb
1. to consider. He is reckoned (to be / as / as being) the best pianist in Britain.
2. (especially American) to think; to have decided; to intend. Do you reckon we'll succeed?; Is he reckoning on coming?
ˈreckoning noun
1. calculation; counting. By my reckoning, we must be about eight kilometres from the town.
2. the settling of debts etc.
day of reckoning
the time when one has to pay for, or be punished for, one's mistakes, crimes etc.
reckon on
to depend on or expect. I was reckoning on meeting him tonight.
reckon up
to count or calculate. to reckon up the total cost.
reckon with
to be prepared for; to take into consideration. I didn't reckon with all these problems; He's a man to be reckoned with (= a powerful man).
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References in periodicals archive ?
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Feeling the boomerang effect of the backlash over the bloodshed and economic woes as reflected in the poll numbers and public outcry, Turkey's master of dirty tricks, President Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an, will either push further to the edge with more "shock and awe" violence with the hope of eventually turning the tide in public support, or drop his plan of instigating violence and find a way to postpone the elections in a last desperate attempt to delay reckoning day for him and his entourage.
Reckoning day; race, place, and the atom bomb in postwar America.
"Tomorrow is reckoning day for him." Allado will appear before Salud at 11 a.m.
This might be the season and tomorrow at Stamford Bridge might be reckoning day. Win and Arsenal have the platform to mount a genuine title challenge.
Time and again over the past few months, Capello has found himself searching for a piece of wood to touch after being asked what he hopes for most as reckoning day draws near.
Like so many businessmen I know, I am sure this stimulus program will only delay the inevitable reckoning day for the vast majority of the people in the United States.