drop dead date
- A deadline in a contract or court order after which serious consequences, like contract cancellation, property confiscation, or judgment entry, will occur if a specific event, like a payment, has not taken place
- The tenants were given a drop dead date to bring their payments up to date.
- The contract had a drop dead date for submitting the project blueprint.
- The court provided a drop dead date by which the fine had to be paid.