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    phrase understanding

    proverbial grandstand finish .
    what is this?(from sports news or reports)
    does it mean a superb goal? Thanks for your explanation.

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    Re: phrase understanding

    a 'proverbial grandstand finish means that a situation arose - in a game or race for example- when the result was only decided at the very end - It originates from horse racing - in front of the grandstand which is usually in line with the finishing post. It can be applied to any sport.

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    Re: phrase understanding

    so here, "someone" pulled one back to set up the proverbial grandstand finish?
    does it mean we can't be sure of the winners after one guy scored one?and the final result remains to be seen?

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