One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sale of alcoholic drink for consumption elsewhere than at the place of sale.as modifier ‘an off-sale licence’count noun ‘a part of public house or hotel premises used for off-sales only’
- ‘Estimates suggest that off-sales rose to a record 40 per cent of overall sales during Euro 2004.’
- ‘Members agreed to grant the provisional off-sale licence.’
- ‘The store's liquor licence was found to cater for off-sales only.’
- ‘The rate of compliance with the minimum drinking age law among off-sale alcohol outlets significantly increased following a deterrence intervention targeting alcohol retailers.’
- ‘The main issue in the legislation relating to off-sales will be under-age drinking.’
- ‘Compliance checks of off-sale outlets were conducted at baseline, two months after the intervention, and eight months after the intervention.’
- ‘A sample of 155 off-sale alcohol outlets was randomly selected from the universe of all off-sale alcohol outlets.’
- ‘The Sheriff's report declared that the ban on Sunday morning off-sales was ‘now seen by many as being unnecessarily restrictive’.’
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