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Past its sell-by date

[sel-bahy] /ˈsɛlˌbaɪ/

the last date on which perishable food should be sold, usually established with some allowance for home storage under refrigeration.
Compare .
past one’s / its sell-by date, Informal. past one’s or its prime; past the period of greatest vigor, success, etc.:
an aging actress, well past her sell-by date.
a date printed on the packaging of perishable goods, indicating the date after which the goods should not be offered for sale
(informal) past one’s sell-by date, beyond one’s prime

a date marked on a product, such as food or medicine, after which it should not be sold


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