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shelf life

shelf life

Date: Oct 10 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Time

Quote

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“An acting career usually has a shelf life of about ten years before people get sick of seeing you.”

Actor George Clooney, on how long people usually work as actors (BrainyQuote)

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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how long something lasts or remains popular

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Think about what’s inside your refrigerator. Is it fresh? Some foods are OK to eat for a long time, but others need to be eaten quickly. Milk, for example, has a shelf life of about a week. Eggs can probably last a little longer. A jar of mustard, on the other hand, has a shelf life of about a year.

It’s sometimes said that a situation has a shelf life. Let’s say your friend Enrique knows a couple that is always fighting. Enrique might say that his friends’ relationship has a short shelf life because they are going to break up soon. Or your pal Sylvia might be sad because her new computer is already broken. Sylvia might say that a computer shouldn’t have such a short shelf life.

George Clooney thinks that actors have a shelf life of about ten years. Once an actor has been in TV or movies for more than ten years, he believes that people become tired of seeing him or her. This isn’t quite true of Clooney himself, however. He’s been acting for a long time, most famously since the TV show “ER” in 1994. That’s a shelf life of 21 years, and he’s not finished yet!

What else has a short shelf life?

Examples

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“That song was very popular at first, but it had a short shelf life.”

“The shelf life of a loaf of bread is about a week.”

“Today’s smartphones have a one to two year shelf life.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

a2020 The period of time one thing can be used.
by a2020
shelf life is period of time in which something can be use
by RedLipsGirl
ScienceBoy the time till something expires
by ScienceBoy

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MeidadSuper Member!

Israel

i think the phrase meaning is how long the carrer sustained

02:42 PM Oct 10 2019 |

jolefrancaisSuper Member!

France

In our fast world many things have shelf life even with relationships…


09:17 AM Oct 10 2019 |

Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

In case when love is supported within a couple and it has a magic twinkle between them there is no shelf life for those who felt in love.

01:19 PM May 30 2015 |

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evil_genius

Turkey

the snack in the glass bottle has a shelf life of three months, not more! gosh.. I hate eating spoiled snacks :(

03:42 PM Mar 08 2015 |

lostpoem

lostpoem

Turkey

#  poems dont have a shelf life .coz they were created in hearts and souls .

01:35 PM Mar 08 2015 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Mahtab, well. As you wish :)

06:18 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hazelgirl!


Maybe I am but I dont want to be or Im trying not to be ! :D


Let’s talk about that someday in a different place! :)


And thank you for your compliments!<3

06:16 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Right!! :D were I able to put LIKE for each comment more than once, be sure I would do it!! :D

06:14 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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S&W

S&W

China

@Hazelgirl i did hit .hahaha.feeling good,you guus can try it.haha

06:06 PM Mar 06 2015 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Mahtab, I think you really are! you seem to be thoughtful person who cares about herself, others, animals and the planet. I got them from your pictures and comments. why don’t you see yourself in this way? :)

06:03 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

S&W, give it a try :D and never give up!! :D

06:00 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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S&W

S&W

China

Oh really?can i do further to hit like under my comment? I am joking.haha

05:55 PM Mar 06 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Haha :)), I like your sense of humor dear S&W :)

05:47 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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S&W

S&W

China

No scienceboy ,you appeared at  right time,haha we need someone to make a conclusion.here you come.

05:30 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Oh I missed a lot..:(


Dear Shoba, I mean an eternal life for afterlife like Hazelgirl mentioned, not in this world like S&W implied.


I want an eternal life in heaven with my beloved ones for sure. God is so generous, he did not only creat this world and give us a limited life, he gave us a better life in eternity.


Dear Mahtap and S&W, It doesn’t matter vampire or werewolf, nobody is actually immortal, even these fictional characters. But it would be fun to be a werewolf, not a vampire though, I cannot drink blood. Blechhh..

05:24 PM Mar 06 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

@ Hazelgirl we are on the same page about mom’s love.I am sure no matter god or mom they can feel our love for them.

05:22 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I dont know but Im not! :-)

05:07 PM Mar 06 2015 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Mahtab, who is a spiritual person? :)

04:41 PM Mar 06 2015 |

Hazelgirl

Hazelgirl

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

S&W, love cannot be measured, yes! its okay. but we cannot love our creator in the way he loves us. if I want to give you a simple example, its more like a love between a mother and her child, they usually love each other,do you know who loves more?? difficult question to challenge, but moms seem to be in love with their children more and deeper.

04:37 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh I see now!


Unfortunately Im out of your discussion! :-)


Im not a spiritual person!


04:34 PM Mar 06 2015 |

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