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out-of-date (2)

Meaning: If something like a passport or a credit card is out-of-date, it cannot be used anymore because the period during which it was valid is over.

For example:

  • I have to get a new driver's licence because the one I've got will be out-of-date next month.

  • I'm sorry sir, but your credit card is out-of-date. Do you have another one?

Note: This idiom has another meaning, and you can see it by clicking "Previous" above.

Quick Quiz:

My membership card for the fitness centre is out-of-date, so I have to
  1. borrow my friend's card
  2. wait until it's up-to-date
  3. renew my membership

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