One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very close finish in a race.‘he finished third in a blanket finish in the 200 m’
- ‘She then gradually but remorselessly worked her way to the front, grabbing victory on the line in a blanket finish in one minute 56.38 seconds.’
- ‘He ran in the 3,000 metres and in a blanket finish was only one second behind the winner.’
- ‘What makes this race so special is that it ended in a five-car blanket finish covered by 0.6 of a second.’
- ‘She was sixth in another blanket finish in the 50m breaststroke.’
- ‘The 51-year-old rider brought the four-year-old horse from last to first to get home by half a length in a blanket finish.’
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