winning post

noun
a post on a racetrack, marking the goal of a race.

Origin:
1810–20

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winning post
 
n
the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse

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It will be seen that the baked apple and the raw egg are near the winning post, the egg being tied by the fish.
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