English version

shelf life

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Trade
shelf lifeˈshelf life noun [singular]  BBTthe length of time that a product, especially food, can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to sell
Examples from the Corpus
shelf lifeChocolate has a shelf life of 9 months.Normally Flake bars have a shelf life of just nine months.The left has no interest in trying to extend its shelf life.Generally recordings of this kind have a very short and limited shelf life.Other features: the meals have a long shelf life and are light and compact to carry.Code doting is used by some food manufacturers on products that have a long shelf life.Some movies have a Zen of shelf life -- they grow on you after repeated viewings.Unfortunately, AH-HAs have a very short shelf life.
From Longman Business Dictionaryshelf lifeˈshelf life1COMMERCEthe length of time that a product, especially food, can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to sell or useChocolate bars usually have a shelf life of just nine months.2MARKETINGthe length of time that a particular product is popular before people no longer want to buy itMany books only have a shelf life of six months. life
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