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reckoning

noun
     
reck‧on‧ing
1 [uncountable] calculation that is based on a careful guess rather than on exact knowledge
by somebody's reckoning
By my reckoning, we have 12,000 clients.
2 [countable usually singular, uncountable] a time when you are judged or punished for your actions, or when they have results that affect you:
We know that you will not forget their crimes when their day of reckoning comes.
In the final reckoning, the president failed to achieve his major goals.
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in/into/out of the reckoning

British English among or not among those who are likely to win or be successful, especially in sport:
He had a knee injury, which put him out of the reckoning.

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