sell-by date

sell-by date

[sel-bahy]
noun
1.
the last date on which perishable food should be sold, usually established with some allowance for home storage under refrigeration. Compare shelf life.
Idioms
2.
past one's/its sell-by date, Informal. past one's or its prime; past the period of greatest vigor, success, etc.: an aging actress, well past her sell-by date.
Also called sell date.
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sell-by date
 
n
1.  a date printed on the packaging of perishable goods, indicating the date after which the goods should not be offered for sale
2.  informal past one's sell-by date beyond one's prime

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Main Entry:  sell-by date
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a date marked on a product, such as food or medicine, after which it should not be sold
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