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deadline

noun
     
dead‧line [countable]
a date or time by which you have to do or complete something
deadline for
The deadline for applications is May 27th.
deadline of
It has to be in before the deadline of July 1st.
meet/miss a deadline (=have or not have something finished on time)
working under pressure to meet a deadline
set/impose a deadline
They've set a deadline of Nov 5.
tight/strict deadline (=a deadline that is difficult)

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