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English definition of “under the wire”

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under the wire

US
If someone does something under the wire, they do it at the last possible moment: They got in under the wire just before the entry requirements for the training program changed.
Translations of “under the wire”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在最後關頭…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在最后关头…
(Definition of under the wire from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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