finish line


Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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The night before, a pivotal step toward getting the series finale over the finish line was completed, bringing the end even closer. Yvonne Villarreal,, "Figuring out her story to tell: ‘Jane the Virgin’ head Jennie Snyder Urman opens up about the show," 29 July 2019 Then there’s a re-IPO to get over the finish line, so that on the closing of the IPO, the conservatorship ends and investors get their voting rights. Andrew Ackerman, WSJ, "Former Freddie Mac CEO Plans to Keep Hand in Housing Finance," 12 July 2019 The committee crushed Ollie, validated UConn’s claims for a just-cause firing and pushed one portion of this disgusting fight between a disgraced pupil and damaged university over the finish line. Mike Anthony,, "Mike Anthony: The NCAA hammered Kevin Ollie; now UConn should settle with him and move on to bright future," 3 July 2019 But the Democratic momentum was not strong enough to carry some prized recruits over the finish line. Isaac Stanley-becker, The Seattle Times, "Republicans keep control of the Senate; Democrats claim House majority," 7 Nov. 2018 Greitens has taken heat ever since his election on the issue of the dark money that pulled him across the finish line. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "North Carolina Is Dabbling with 21st Century Segregation," 16 Feb. 2018 Former Dulaney High cross country coach Chad Boyle was at the finish line as an interested spectator for the 37th annual Barnhart Invitational and his former runners couldn’t have made him any prouder. Craig Clary,, "Dulaney girls, boys win Barnhart Invitational, Hereford’s Benda captures individual girls crown," 14 Sep. 2019 The finish line was moved from the streets outside of the Italian Community Center to the Summerfest grounds, right by the Harley-Davidson stage, a huge improvement. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: There's plenty to like about Al's Run, and more than most for these five rookies," 14 Sep. 2019 These high-powered vehicles, which sometimes accelerate to speeds as fast as 90 mph within a second, will hover, fly and navigate to a finish line successfully – or not. Marco Santana,, "Look ma, no hands: UCF arena to host fast-flying, autonomous drone racing in October," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of finish line

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of finish line

US : a line that marks the end of a race

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Kids Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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