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Meaning of “down to the wire” in the English Dictionary

"down to the wire" in British English

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down to the wire

until the last ​moment that it is ​possible to do something: I ​think the ​election will goright down to the wire (= be ​won at the last ​moment).
(Definition of down to the wire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"down to the wire" in American English

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down to the wire

having a ​result that is not ​known until the end: I ​think the ​election will go ​right down to the ​wire.
(Definition of down to the wire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “down to the wire”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直到最后一刻…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直到最後一刻…
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