to meet a deadline

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - meet a deadline

"to meet a deadline"

to finish something by or before it is due


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - meet a deadline

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Where is Harold?

Colleague 2:  Harold was fired.  He missed handing in three quarterly reports on time.

Colleague 1:  I guess that is what happens when you can't meet a deadline.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - meet a deadline

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  I guess Johnny is not going to college next year.

Father:  Why? What happened?

Mother:  He couldn't meet a deadline for filing one of his forms.

Father:  So that's it? No extensions? No other recourse?

Mother:  No. The schools are very strict about having documents in on time.

to meet a deadline - Usage:


to meet a deadline - Gerund Form:

Meeting a deadline means that you were successful in fulfilling your task before it was too late.

to meet a deadline - Examples:

1)  ... office desk for two nights in a row. He was trying to meet a deadline and he ...

2)  ... while I was on my laptop working on my novel, trying to meet a deadline.

3)  ... can be good in a sense when working under pressure in order to meet a deadline, but when stress is prolonged, it can lead to mental health conditions such ...

4)  For any employee who has worked long hours to meet a deadline, a few words of acknowledgment and thanks from the boss can do wonders for ...

5)  This clearly indicates a widespread lack of resources to meet a deadline which is both legal and essential.

6)  ... we must address the root cause of why truck drivers are racing to meet a deadline.

7)  ... stay up until midnight to meet a deadline, ...

8)  ... who might easily type 10,000 instead of 100,000 in the scramble to meet a deadline.

9)  ... including how to minimize penalties in the event of failing to meet a deadline or pay remittance.

10)  A longer stop-work order could aggravate the contractor's inability to meet a deadline, and it might have to rush the job even more.

11)  For anyone who has ever had to stay back in the office to meet a deadline, the commute home can feel like travelling home in an alternate universe where you ...

12)  It's the second time this month the regulator has failed to meet a deadline after an April 5 date was also missed.

13)  Failure to meet a deadline can result in attacks re-occurring in severity and duration, ...

14)  ... the mid-day blahs or need the extra boost to study for exams or meet a deadline, taking a few minutes off for a workout will improve vitality and productivity.

15)  ... feels that you are not fulfilling the commitment you made to her to meet a deadline.

16)  ... as more automakers embrace the technology to meet a deadline for lowering fuel consumption.

17)  ... show her staff was forced to rush the response to meet a deadline.

18)  ... was due to gather for its regular monthly meeting in order to meet a deadline for the release of the news to the stock exchange.

19)  If a student fails to meet a deadline and receives an automatic zero, then typically the assignment is never completed.

20)  ... much better than other places where people fill a page with anything to meet a deadline.