There is no drop-dead date, if you will, out there by which we feel we have to act.
He told me he was thinking of the 9th as a drop-dead date.
Fehr, however, seemed to have little interest in discussing a "drop-dead" date.
But he added, "It goes a bit far to talk about specific deadlines, drop-dead dates and that kind of thing."
The message was a reminder of the "drop-dead" date.
"We have to declare a last-minute, some kind of drop-dead date."
April 7 is the so-called drop-dead date for the Treasury.
But his analysis shows how hard it can be to pin down the Government's drop-dead date and the potential for maneuvering to avoid a crisis.
Rising medical costs are a very big budget issue, but 2019 isn't a drop-dead date.
"The fact of the matter is, you only know what the drop-dead date is after you've dropped dead."