View Poll Results: If a race goes down to the wire,...

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  • it is clear from the start who will win.

    202 19.13%
  • it isn't clear until the last moment who will win.

    854 80.87%
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    Default Down to the wire


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    Default Re: Down to the wire

    good job Jacool

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    Default Re: Down to the wire

    Something similar is neck and neck. (See the binomials thread.)


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    Default Re: Down to the wire

    some times it is difficult to understand the meaning of an idiom, of course in a foreign language... however, most idioms are same in diffirent languages. Like this, same to a turkish idiom...

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    ▪ The election went/came (right) down to the wire. [=the election was not decided until the very end]

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    go, come, etc. (right) down to the wire (informal) if you say that a situation goes down to the wire, you mean that the result will not be decided or known until the very end

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    Default Re: Down to the wire

    I got the right one! Some iddioms you can tell by their words - like it was down to the wire, like at the very end!

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    I got the wrong one. I tried to analyze the words "down to the wire" and I thought that the race is "arranged/decided through the wire", through telephone before the race is over.

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    Default Re: Down to the wire

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    interesting and useful

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