By the end of

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Definition

by the end of (the year): before (the year) finishes, before the last day of (the year)
idiom
If I haven't been promoted by the end of the year, I will quit. December 31st may be my last day here.

Examples

  • "It's true that his chemicals were well arranged when I entered the room. But by the end of the first day I nearly tripped over a bottle of hydrobromide trying to find the door."
  • "I want the web page taken down by the end of the day, Gidyeon."
  • "Could you get it to me by the end of the day?"
  • "I think you have a few sick days to use up by the end of the year."
  • "To set up a meeting for this at your convenience, I propose to call your office by the end of this week."

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