closing time

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closing time (plural closing times)

  1. Used other than as an idiom: see closing,‎ time.
  2. (UK) The time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.
  3. (UK, figuratively) Used to suggest that a deadline for action is imminent.
    • 1995, GoldenEye
      No. You're supposed to die for me. By the way, I did think of asking you to join my little scheme, but somehow I knew that 007's loyalty was always to the mission — never to his friend. Closing time, James. Last call.

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