Definition of drinking-up time noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


drinking-up time

BrE BrE//ˌdrɪŋkɪŋ ˈʌp taɪm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdrɪŋkɪŋ ˈʌp taɪm//
[uncountable] (British English)
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in Britain, the time between when a pub stops serving drinks and when it closes, when people are allowed to finish drinks that they bought earlier