win through

Also, win the day. End successfully, be victorious, as in We didn't know until the very end if they would win through, or It seems that hard work won the day. The first term dates from the late 1800s and today is more often put as come through (def. 1). The variant originally alluded to the outcome of a battle and dates from the late 1500s.


Nearby words

  1. win one's spurs,
  2. win out,
  3. win over,
  4. win some, lose some,
  5. win this one for the gipper,
  6. win-win,
  7. wince,
  8. wincey,
  9. winceyette,
  10. winch

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