close on

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idiom (1)

: almost or nearly : close to
We walked for close on five miles.

close on

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idiom (2)

: to formally and legally agree to and complete (an important financial arrangement, such as the purchase of a house)
We're going to close on our house next Friday.
They closed on the deal.

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Octoberfests ready to oompah Here are some of your Oktoberfest options, also by date: Chuckanut Oktoberfest 2023: Held at P. Nut Beer Hall in Southeast Portland from noon to close on Saturday, Sept. 9, this family friendly fall celebration includes lots of Chuckanut beer, food, games and contests. Ameunier, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2023 An unwritten etiquette rule followed by many for years held that white garments and shoes were only worn in the summer, which officially came to its a close on Labor Day after the national holiday was established in 1894. Madoline Markham, Country Living, 4 Sep. 2023 Post offices will close on this day, as well as many public schools. Clare Mulroy, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, close on the heels of Dick’s Sporting Goods sounding the alarm on store theft eating into its profit this year, Dollar General also flagged an uptick in product theft, among other factors, hurting its profit. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023 And after a couple of weeks, the sale is coming to a close on August 6, so there’s not much time to score these steals. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2023 DeLeon Hightower swoops in close on Waterson’s face. Lauren Larson, Men's Health, 25 July 2023 Voting will open on July 28 and close on Aug. 29, with results announced the following day. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 18 July 2023 The stock had gained 7.4% this year through the close on Wednesday. Thomas Buckley, Fortune, 20 July 2023 See More

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“Close on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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