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Definition of cooling-off period noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    cooling-off period

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  1. 1a period of time during which two sides in a disagreement try to reach an agreement before taking further action, for example by going on strike
  2. 2a period of time after someone has bought a gun before they can take the gun out of the store
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