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29 / 11 / 2006

EXPIRY DATE: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: Expiry Date (Expiration Date US)

It Means: the date on which something can no longer be used or is no longer safe to eat. The verb equivalent is to expire.

Example 1:
Any time you buy something over the telephone with a credit card, they will always ask you for the expiry date.  

Example 2:
David: Papa. Can I have a glass of milk?
Matthew: I'm sorry David. The expiry date on this milk is November 1st; it has surely gone bad. How about some orange juice?

Example 3:
Jack: I would like to check this book out of the library, please.
Librarian: I'm sorry. Your library card has expired

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