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shelf life

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   (plural shelf lives)
the length of time that a product, especially food, can be kept in a shop before it becomes too old to be sold or used: Fresh fruit has a very short shelf life. the length of time that something remains useful, popular, or successful: These days many marriages have a fairly short shelf life (= don't last very long).
Translations of “shelf life”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指食品的)貨架期,保存期限…
in Russian срок хранения…
in Turkish dayanma süresi, kullanım süresi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指食品的)货架期,保质期…
in Polish trwałość…
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