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closing time

noun
  1. the time at which pubs must legally stop selling alcoholic drinks
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Examples from the Web for closing time

Historical Examples

  • Regali consented, and that night after closing-time a strange scene was enacted.

    The Orchard of Tears

    Sax Rohmer

  • He went away about seven o'clock, but he was not back at closing-time.

    Ravensdene Court

    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

  • It was within ten minutes of closing-time, and they were half a mile from home.

  • Stan could hardly believe it when closing-time came and the men ceased work.

    Stan Lynn

    George Manville Fenn

  • They sprinkle rat poison over everything at closing-time, but if you get there quick, you're OK.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow