Idiom: 'Photo finish'

What does 'Photo finish' mean?

Meaning: A photo finish is when two contestants (usually in a race) finish at almost exactly the same time, making it difficult to determine the winner. (The saying stems from the practice of taking a photograph when the winners cross the finish line to determine who was ahead at the time.)

  • Category: Sport
  • Contributed By: Prestidigitator

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