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Definition of sell-by date noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    sell-by date

    (also pull date)
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  1. 1the date printed on food packages, etc. after which the food must not be sold This milk is past its sell-by date.
  2. 2(figurative) These policies are way past their sell-by date.
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