American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere.
- n. a store that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption elsewhere
“We also need more research to understand the relationship between off-licence density and alcohol harms, and better collection of alcohol harm data to feed into licensing decision-making.”
“The average off-licence density in England is almost 63 per 100,000 population, which drops to a low of nearly 27 in the Malvern Hills and reaches a high of more than 135 in Salford.”
“She bought a pizza from a supermarket and cider from an off-licence and is believed to have reached home at 8.45pm.”
“The new facility, with air con, treadmills and an aerobics studio, bears little resemblance to the sparse and shabby termite-infested sweatbox above an off-licence that the brash young boxer, then named Cassius Clay, walked into five decades ago, and which eventually produced 12 world champions under Dundee's tutelage.”
“The crowd broke into a supermarket, off-licence and pawnbroker's and then set fire to the library.”
“They broke into a shop and got glass bottles, an off-licence and got all the glass bottles, laid it down, gave it out and started throwing it from there and then riot police came from there.”
“That's like going into an off-licence and saying 'Is this wine nice?' and them saying, 'Well, we sell a lot of it.”
“As evening fell, up to 200 youths raided an off-licence and other shops in the main shopping precinct of Salford, a couple of miles to the west.”
“I've seen the slogan 'Enjoy Responsibly' all over the Emirate's hoardings but my local off-licence haven't heard of it.”
“Even those selling comfort during difficult times are suffering – the off-licence chain Oddbins collapsed into administration on Thursday with debts of more than £20m.”
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