finish line


: a line marking the end of a racecourse

Examples of finish line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Ellison gets his deal to the finish line, the responsibility for reviving Paramount’s long-term fortunes — to succeed where others have failed — will land at his feet. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 10 July 2024 The only state that can push Biden over the finish line is Nebraska. Aron Solomon, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 Sakakibara earned enough points to go through to the semifinals, but the Australian then crashed mid-air with current world champion Alise Willoughby just before the finish line. Martynas Ruseckas, CNN, 9 July 2024 Crossing the finish line was not only a win for America, but a win for the inner-city girl. Taylor Anderson, Vogue, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for finish line 

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Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of finish line was in 1899

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Cite this Entry

“Finish line.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse
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