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Related to sell-by date: shelf life
See expiration date.
1. (Commerce) a date printed on the packaging of perishable goods, indicating the date after which the goods should not be offered for sale
2. past one's sell-by date informal beyond one's prime
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|Noun||1.||sell-by date - a date stamped on perishable produce indicating the date by which it should be sold|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
date - a particular day specified as the time something happens; "the date of the election is set by law"