use-by date

use-by date
use-by date [ `juz baı ,deıt ] noun count MAINLY BRITISH
a date printed on something you buy that shows that it may be less safe to eat or less effective after this date

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • use-by date — ➔ date1 * * * use by date UK US noun [C] ► COMMERCE a date that is printed on a container of food, medicine, etc. to show that it may not be safe to use it after that particular date: »It is illegal for retailers to sell food past its use by date …   Financial and business terms

  • use-by date — noun A date, indicated on a manufacturer s or distributor s label, after which goods, esp foods, are considered no longer fit for use (also figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑use * * * use by date UK [ˈjuːz baɪ ˌdeɪt] US [ˈjuz baɪ ˌdeɪt] noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • use-by date — idiom. A metaphoric date after which something is considered to be outdated or no longer applicable. Also: use by date. Example Citations: But the novel, though finished, was never submitted to a publisher. It needed a second draft but that gave… …   New words

  • use-by date — UK [ˈjuːz baɪ ˌdeɪt] / US [ˈjuz baɪ ˌdeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms use by date : singular use by date plural use by dates a date printed on something you buy that shows that it may be less safe to eat or less effective after this date. The… …   English dictionary

  • use-by date — /ˈjuz baɪ deɪt / (say yoohz buy dayt) noun 1. the date by which the manufacturer of a product recommends that it should be used, usually stamped onto the packaging. Compare pull date. 2. Colloquial the time at which an item, as clothing,… …  

  • use-by date — / ju:z baɪ ˌdeɪt/ noun a date printed on a packet of food showing the last date on which the contents should be used. Compare best before date, sell by date …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • use-by date — noun The date by which it is advised that a perishable product be consumed. Syn: best before date …   Wiktionary

  • use-by date — noun chiefly Brit. the recommended date by which a perishable product should be used or consumed …   English new terms dictionary

  • Use-by-date — time at which one is no longer needed, necessary, useful, cool, in fashion, etc …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • use-by-date — Australian Slang time at which one is no longer needed, necessary, useful, cool, in fashion, etc …   English dialects glossary

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