Word of the Week: deadline
Anyway, in light of this, I thought I'd make deadline my word of the week to suggest to Merriam-Webster.com that it update its definition.
Here’s how they (currently) define it:
1: a line drawn within or around a prison that a prisoner passes at the risk of being shot
2a: a date or time before which something must be done;b: the time after which copy is not accepted for a particular issue of a publication.
I think they should add this as a third entry: A date or time something is due, or promised, but not delivered by.