Definition of drinking-up time in English:

Share this entry

drinking-up time

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun]
(In the UK) a short period (now twenty minutes) legally allowed for finishing drinks bought before closing time in a pub or bar.
Example sentences
  • She has asked council licensing officers to allow her to open until midnight from Wednesday to Saturday, with an extra 30 minutes for drinking-up time.
  • There will be 30 minutes drinking-up time in addition to those times.
  • ‘Pub ‘happy hours’ and entertainment during the 30 minutes drinking-up time will be banned from today under new liquor licensing laws.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: drinking-up time

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.