Definition of be beaten at the post in English:

be beaten at the post

phrase

  • Be defeated at the last moment.

    • ‘Nearly everybody has a tale to tell how they got beaten at the post when buying real estate.’
    • ‘They were later beaten at the post by the number two seeds.’
    • ‘The girls played superbly but were beaten at the post losing by one match overall to the Australian team.’
    • ‘Caroline had no intention of being beaten at the post.’
    • ‘Though he was beaten at the post he managed to create a course record.’