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go to the wire

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go to the wire

verb phrase

To be in very close competition until the very end; be NIP AND TUCK: The 1928 pennant race between the As and the Yanks went to the wire (1901+)

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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