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* * *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.
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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 — [ 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
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 A metaphoric date after which something is considered to be outdated or no longer applicable.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,… … Australian English dictionary
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