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closing time

The time at which an establishment closes for the day. Aw man, it's closing time already? I barely got any of my shopping done! I think we can squeeze in one more beer before it's closing time!
See also: closing, time

closing/shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted

trying to stop something bad happening when it has already happened and the situation cannot be changed Improving security after a major theft would seem to be a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

close the sale

Also, close the deal; close on a sale or deal . Complete a transaction, as in Jack was delighted to close the sale. This term applies to such transactions as the sale of a house, also put as closing on a house, as well as negotiations leading up to a sale. The latter was also put as to close a bargain, a phrase used by Charles Dickens and other 19th-century writers: "He closed the bargain directly it reached his ears," Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.
See also: close, sale
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Jones and Hylick faced the challenges that a multitude of home buyers face at the closing (also called the settlement), the meeting in which the sale of property is finalized.
Last month, the supervisors voted 3-1 to begin the process of closing the trauma unit, which treats about 2,000 patients annually.
A list of position tides of those persons who will be the parties responsible for performance under the closing agreement, including their names, addresses and phone numbers as of the date the application is submitted.
section] 1831r-1), as implemented by the Joint Policy Statement Regarding Branch Closings (64 Federal Register 34,844 (1999)), requires that a bank provide the public with at lest 30 days' notice and the appropriate federal supervisory agency with at lest 90 days' notice before the date of a proposed branch closing.
A more common scenario is that companies -- while not able to perform a textbook virtual close -- have significantly decreased their closing cycles.
Good nursing home employees displaced by a closing facility usually have few problems finding jobs at other nursing homes.
While not financing closing costs, this method redistributes the amount needed to close escrow.
As of the Closing Date, Company expects to have at least $ in current and accumulated earnings and profits.
Aligning with LSSI combines our compliance technology with a respected authority on closing documents," said David Girling, president and CEO for ComplianceEase.
The onus, however, is on the professional to investigate any potential problems prior to the closing.
7121(b), closing agreements are final in the absence of fraud, malfeasance or misrepresentation; in fact, courts have enforced closing agreements even if the tax at issue is later declared unconstitutional.
The citizens are being sold office space for response time,'' said Joan Kelley, a Van Nuys resident who campaigned for Zine because of his opposition to the jail closing.
The combination of Hyperion System 9 and Movaris' OneClose solution for compliance, close automation and account reconciliations is a truly innovative way of confidently addressing the closing process within the management cycle.
Many projects are well underway and are currently in the closing stage, while others have not even broken ground.
The incident at Grant comes on the heels of a spate of asbestos-related problems around the district that has forced the closure of two high schools and the partial closing of several others.