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    Bobk, thanks for your detailed explanation! I understand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yanx View Post
    Thanks Bobk! Could you give me a context on how to use "It's anybody's race" as you said?
    Commentary on a distance race - say 3000 metres: 'No one expected it to be this close. Two laps to go, and it's still anybody's race. You could throw a blanket over the leading group.' ('You could throw a blanket over...' =They're all very close together').

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    #13

    Re: cruise to victory

    A couple more phrases.
    He was pushed all the way but won in a tight finish.
    He was challenged throughout the race by his opponent(s) but won by a small margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    A couple more phrases.He was pushed all the way but won in a tight finish.He was challenged throughout the race by his opponent(s) but won by a small margin.not a teacher
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    Re: cruise to victory

    Yanx, your thanks are appreciated, but you don't need to send them in a separate post or to quote our replies back to us.
    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.

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    Re: cruise to victory

    An extremely close race where it is impossible to tell who won simply by the naked eye, is a "photo-finish". A camera on the finish line takes a rapid series of images (currently 3000 images per second) as people cross the line and is then inspected in detail to see exactly which person crossed the line first.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #17

    Re: cruise to victory

    On the other hand, a synonym for 'cruise to victory' is 'win at a canter'. A canter is faster than a trot but slower than a gallop; so if you win at a canter you win without much effort - 'without breaking [a] sweat'.

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