Meaning of “final whistle” in the English Dictionary

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"final whistle" in British English

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final whistlenoun [ S ]

/ˌfaɪ.nəl ˈwɪs.əl/ /ˌfaɪ.nəl ˈwɪs.əl/ mainly UK

the final whistle

the end of a game of football, rugby, etc., when the referee blows the whistle to signal that the game is finished:

He scored just before the final whistle.

(Definition of “final whistle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)