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Deadlines and time limits



a specific time or date by which you have to do something



the date or time when something happens or is planned to happen

time limit


an amount of time in which you must do something

closing date


the date by which you must apply for, ask for, or provide something

due date


the date on which something is planned or expected to happen, for example when money must be paid or when a pregnant woman expects to have her baby

sell-by date


a date printed on food products to show that they should not be sold after that date because they will no longer be good to eat

expiry date


the date on which something can no longer be used or is no longer safe to eat

the last minute

the latest possible time for doing something

the last (possible) moment

the latest time that it is possible to do something



something that is due at a particular time or date must be completed by that time or date

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a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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