last orders

noun

British
: the time when the customers in a place where drinks are sold (such as a pub) are told that they can order one more drink before it closes

Examples of last orders in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These days, there are fewer people sticking around for last orders — their last chance to buy a drink before the bar shuts — and that’s dulling the city’s spirit. Anna Cooban, CNN, 6 Apr. 2024 Disney Movie Club users will have until May 20th to place their last orders, and Disney will officially end the service on July 20th. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 20 Feb. 2024 Hit by a stubborn cost-of-living crisis and post-pandemic economic woes, 383 London pubs called for last orders in the first six months of 2023, compared with 380 in all of 2022. Charlotte Lytton, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024

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“Last orders.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/last%20orders. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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