finishing touch


: the last thing done to make something complete
added candles to the cake as the finishing touch
usually plural
They're putting the finishing touches on their new home.
He's putting the finishing touches on his latest novel.

Examples of finishing touch in a Sentence

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“Finishing touch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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