Definition of sell-by date in English:

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sell-by date

Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlbʌɪ deɪt/


1A date marked on a perishable product indicating the recommended time by which it should be sold: crisps past their sell-by date
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  • Its lawyer, William Hudson, admitted the company had three pages of previous convictions, but only one for selling past a sell-by date in North Yorkshire, for which it had been cautioned.
  • The Fareshare scheme in Southampton receives 26,000 trays of food past the sell-by date but within the use-by date donated by supermarkets each year.
  • Damn, the wine is Chardonnay and the crisps are past their sell-by date.
1.1 informal A time after which something or someone is no longer considered desirable or effective: do broadcasters have a sell-by date?
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  • He's gone beyond his sell-by date and the gains that we had at independence and for the first few years we have lost and it has become increasingly a dictatorship that does not have the heart of the people at the core of governance.
  • That said, at 30 he is past his sell-by date, is in a terminal slump and hasn't won a title for two years.
  • Instead we are being left with stations which have gone past their sell-by dates.

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