Definition of come down to the line in English:

come down to the line


  • (of a race) be closely fought right until the end.

    • ‘If it comes down to the line, which team would I place my money on?’
    • ‘It all came down to the line with Biziak and Kavas just forcing out Laos and Raagel to win gold with Estonia taking silver and Hungary winning a credible bronze.’