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checkered flag

noun, (in automobile racing)
a flag having a pattern of black and white squares, used to signal that a car has crossed the finish line and completed its race.
this signal indicating the first car to cross the finish line or the winner. Unabridged
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  • Tiny engages in several racing events but doesn't take the checkered flag in any of them.
  • The checkered flag is in sight, but the race isn't quite over yet.
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victory in a race's 21st Century Lexicon
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