"Bill finds himself beached in the best possible way," The Advertiser, February 13, 2004
Philips conceded the decision would cost it sales. People were comfortable with the technology, a spokesman said, but Philips believed it had reached its use-by date.
Garry Barker, "Will Video Be Killed By The Rising Star DVD?," The Age (Melbourne, Australia), February 12, 2004
He was asked at the National Press Club whether he could give a "use by" date on his promises in future.
Mike Steketee, "I may break word again, says Hawke," Sydney Morning Herald, July 9, 1987
Just a handful of weeks ago, Martin, then in the midst of the Liberal leadership race, acknowledged too much power was centred in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and urged that individual MPs be allowed to vote on behalf of their constituents and consciences rather than slavishly toe the party line.
He also acknowledged a need for Parliamentary vetting of nominees for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada. Now these and other similar pledges, having passed their "best before" date, are effectively being tossed down the toilet.
"Paul's one-man show," The Calgary Sun, February 8, 2004
Thanks to Bob Pedersen for passing along this phrase.