drop dead date

Definition of "drop dead date"
  1. 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
How to use "drop dead date" in a sentence
  1. The tenants were given a drop dead date to bring their payments up to date.
  2. The contract had a drop dead date for submitting the project blueprint.
  3. The court provided a drop dead date by which the fine had to be paid.

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