Close Of Play Meaning
(idiomatic) The end of the working day
Example: 2005, Karin Knorr-Cetina, Alex Preda, â€œManaging Dispersedâ€, in The sociology of financial markets, ISBN 9780199275595, page 246:
In fact, in our global financial institution, close of play was taken to be 1615 EST with all subsequent trades going on to the next day
2006, Martin Richardson, â€œDelegation and Coachingâ€, in The People Management Clinic: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions, ISBN 9781854183910, page 120:
Ask yourself this question: If you delegate, will the task be done: [...] Sooner (completing the task earlier, e.g. this project will finish close of play Thursday if I delegate; if I do not, close of play Friday)
2008, Edward Docx, Pravda, ISBN 9780618534401, page 119:
Your mother can be buried at the Smolensky graveyard on Vadilevsky, which is, I understand, in accordance with her wishes. Thatâ€™s official as of close of play today.