Off the Shelf

(redirected from shelf)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to shelf: continental shelf, shelf life, IKEA

Off the Shelf

1. Describing goods in a store that are mass produced and are available for customers to purchase, usually at the retail level. Off the shelf items are not custom made.

2. See: Shelf Registration.
References in periodicals archive ?
The iceberg that will come off of the shelf represents about 10 percent of the entire shelf.
If atmospheric waves are generated by ice vibrations, by rhythmic vibrations of ice--then that carries a lot of information of the ice shelf itself," Godin says.
Next, understand how shelf depths affect inventory levels.
Shopper Vantage Point: The best shelf placement for shoppers makes finding their items easy--again, the bull's-eye is this spot.
The tip is that you don't have to mess with getting the laser line at the height of your shelf.
An angled shelf tray provides optimal shelf presentation of the horizontal can, allowing the goods to slide in to replace goods as they are removed.
Preparing Supply Discrepancy Reports (SDR) when issued outdated shelf life items.
By comparing the navigational data gathered by the AUV with satellite images of the same region, the scientists noted that the rough patches show up directly beneath shallow depressions in the upper surface of the ice shelf.
Putting a child in charge of putting together a cardboard of metal shelf is ah early architectural license to build and find satisfaction in creating structures with one's own vision and hands.
In addition to basic monitoring functions, shelf managers need to have a more active role with the thermal management and peripheral cards.
And yet, paradoxically, an average person walking into the gallery would sometimes lift a sneaker from a shelf and ask if it was for sale--engaging the everyday.
The power of the Deleted File Scan, Cluster Scan, and Picture Rescue Scan as well as the low cost of File-Rescue Plus puts this latest Software Shelf tool in a class by itself.