Greek leaders thought they had fulfilled their side of the bargain, yesterday, hammering out 3bn euros in extra budget cuts to qualify for their next round of international loans.
But at the meeting of eurozone finance ministers on Thursday, frustration at Greek foot-dragging seems to have won the day.
Those same politicians have now been told they have three days to come up with a bit more budget pain. And they have to all promise (in blood?) that they will stick with the programme, no matter what the voters might say in April.
International bailouts – and the debt crises leading up to them – are always pretty painful to watch.
You wouldn’t look very dignified either, jumping through hoops for your bank manager, with your back firmly against the wall (mixed metaphor intended).