use-by date


use-by date
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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.

Compare BEST-BEFORE DATE(Cf. ↑best-before date), EXPIRY DATE(Cf. ↑expiry date), PULL DATE(Cf. ↑pull date), SELL-BY DATE(Cf. ↑sell-by date)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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 A metaphoric date after which something is considered to be outdated or no longer applicable.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