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come up to the wire

Slang definitions & phrases for come up to the wire

come up to the wire

verb phrase

To approach the finish; come near the end: The crucial project is coming up to the wire and we're a bit nervous

[1970s+; fr the wire that marks the finish line of a race]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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