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Origin of windup
Words nearby windup
Example sentences from the Web for windup
After all that windup, it was finally time for Mitt Romney to make the most difficult and important sales pitch of his life.Paul Begala on Mitt Romney’s Epic Fail in His GOP Convention Speech|Paul Begala|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Our morning meal was like a capital English breakfast, with coffee by way of a windup.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne
He was disguised as a prima ballerina for the purpose, and as a windup he danced, with great skill and abandon, a can-can.A Little Garrison|Fritz von der Kyrburg
“I find that a bit of noise always helps after we get the windup with the bayonet, sir,” he explained to Dalroy.The Day of Wrath|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for windup
Idioms and Phrases with windup
Come or bring to a finish, as in The party was winding up, so we decided to leave, or Let's wind up the meeting and get back to work. [Early 1800s] Also see wind down.
Put in order, settle, as in She had to wind up her affairs before she could move. [Late 1700s]
Arrive somewhere following a course of action, end up, as in We got lost and wound up in another town altogether, or If you're careless with your bank account, you can wind up overdrawn. [Colloquial; early 1900s]