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|Pronunciation & Part of Speech||noun (uncountable)|
|Dialogue||A: We have to go through customs when we land. Do you have much to declare?B: No, nothing.A: What about all that booze you bought?B: I’ve put it in your suitcase!|
|Origin||This word can also be used as a verb. To booze means to drink too much. Another related word is boozer. This can mean a pub or a heavy drinker.|
|Pronunciation & Part of Speech||noun|
|Meaning||the point at which something is no longer at its best and is beginning a natural decline|
|Dialogue||A: Most footballers are past their sell-by date at thirty-five but Bobby is still a brilliant player. In his last match he scored four times — there was only one problem.B: What was that?A: They were own goals!|
|Origin||This term was first used during the early 1970s to indicate when a food product should be sold. The sell-by date is printed on edible products in shops so that the consumer can check their freshness. Food which is past its sell-by date cannot legally be sold.Today the expression is also used in a wider, and slightly humorous, way to describe anything which is past its best, or anyone — as in the example above.|
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