ADJ. strict, tight
VERB + DEADLINE have, work to We're working to a very tight deadline. | impose, set The deadline set by the High Court is Monday 3rd March. | extend We're asking them to extend the deadline. | meet It will be a struggle to meet the deadline. | miss
DEADLINE + VERB approach She began to panic as the deadline approached. | expire, pass The Wednesday deadline passed without any communication from the rebel leader.
PREP. before a/the ~, by a/the ~ I must get this report finished by tomorrow's deadline. | ~ for The deadline for entries is noon Thursday.