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- n. Used other than as an idiom: see closing, time.
- n. The time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.
- n. Used to suggest that a deadline for action is imminent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the regular time of day when an establishment closes to the public
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Just after closing time the following Wednesday afternoon, Andi and Kristine sat in Harper Wells’s office for the first time in over a year, being quizzed about the Manny Garcia trial.
Toward closing time that night, after he had returned to his uncle’s club, he glanced through a back window and saw Joe Zeroski’s automobile parked at the café next door.
“Madame Guillot is still in tears when she talks about it … The two men put the body into the boot of the car and went to throw it into the Seine … The people in the café in the Rue de Turenne remembered them … They came in a little before closing time …”