It became apparent from the very beginning—when a testy Obama said “Let me finish, Lamar!”
Then they can ride the ensuing backlash to victory and be in a position to finish off repeal.
But his horse, Devon Loch, fell down short of the finish line.
That fall, when Hakamian tried to claim his investment to finish paying for dental school, he was given nothing but promises.
I had suggested over the years—and then finally I dropped the subject—that Bill find someone to finish the book.
She did not allow him to finish; she said hastily that she must witness the contest.
finish off with calyx and seed cup, as in previous instruction.
"Come back and set down, and finish your breakfast," shouted Si.
He actually was to turn his work over to another man to finish.
For a few, weak days he decided to remain and finish it all and forever.
late 14c., "to bring to an end;" mid-15c., "to come to an end," from Old French finiss-, present participle stem of fenir (13c.) "stop, finish, come to an end, die," from Latin finire "to limit, set bounds, put an end to, come to an end," from finis "boundary, limit, border, end," of unknown origin, perhaps related to figere "to fasten, fix" (see fix). Meaning "to kill" is from 1755. Related: Finished; finishing. Finishing school is from 1836.
1779, "that which finishes or gives completion," from finish (v.). Meaning "the end" is from 1790. Finish line attested from 1873.
To put a disastrous end to something or to someone's prospects; COOK someone's GOOSE: She finished him off with a passing shot (1755+)