finish line

noun

Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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Race to the finish line with Rover this Saturday in the Fast and Furry 5K. Proceeds benefit the Cobb Animal Shelter. Kelly Sundstrom, ajc, "4 things to do in Cobb this weekend," 29 June 2018 After its uneven second act, the film barrels towards the finish line with nary a missed note (save for a standard-issue throw-down between two CG characters; despite Deadpool cracking wise about it, a tedious CG fight is still a tedious CG fight). Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Deadpool 2 proves the first movie was no fluke," 15 May 2018 Jose Mourinho's men are limping towards the Premier League finish line, with defeats at Brighton and a goalless draw against West Ham leaving the United boss questioning the mentality of some of his players. SI.com, "Manchester United vs Watford Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More," 12 May 2018 Smith crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white and green silks in the rainiest Derby in the race’s 144-year history. Beth Harris, Philly.com, "Justify makes history in rain-soaked Kentucky Derby victory," 5 May 2018 Smith crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs with only a few specks of mud on his white-and-green silks in the rainiest Derby in the race’s 144-year history. Beth Harris, BostonGlobe.com, "Race favorite Justify wins Kentucky Derby," 5 May 2018 As such, world-class runners can be seen coming across the finish line with a mix of locals just having fun or supporting their favorite charities. Marty Pearl, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and miniMarathon take over downtown Louisville's streets," 28 Apr. 2018 On Tuesday, the GOP limped past the finish line with the kind of winning margin normally associated with Arizona's competitive districts. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "After lackluster showing in election, worried Arizona Republicans search for leadership," 25 Apr. 2018 Despite the Cowboys limping to the finish line with four losses in their last five games, Allen was projected as a high pick who would only become more coveted once talent evaluators saw his arm up close at the combine and workouts. Bud Shaw, cleveland.com, "Wyoming QB Josh Allen is a small town guy with a big-time arm -- Bud Shaw," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of finish line

1899, in the meaning defined above

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finish line

noun

English Language Learners Definition of finish line

US : a line that marks the end of a race

finish line

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Kids Definition of finish line

: a line marking the end of a racecourse

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