Definition of finishing post in English:

finishing post

noun

  • A post marking the end point of a race.

    ‘the horses proceed past the finishing post’
    figurative ‘I can see the finishing post of my time in teaching’
    • ‘I'm aiming to run like the wind to get to that finishing post first.’
    • ‘With the election finishing post within sight and the opposition on the rails, the canny Finance Minister played to his strengths by cutting the betting tax from 5% to 2%.’
    • ‘As the two men passed the finishing post, he threw his arms up in exultation clearly thinking he had snatched victory.’
    • ‘The rider said that her horse over-reached on the second circuit, though he kept on bravely to the finishing post.’
    • ‘I've just got to be like the horses and keep chugging up the hill until I reach the finishing post.’
    • ‘It is not obvious why the country that has led the world in adopting the digital era should not be the first to the finishing post.’
    • ‘Experts will be on hand to analyse the runners and riders from the paddock to the finishing post.’
    • ‘It's a lack of staying power that has allowed others to beat this football club to the finishing post.’
    • ‘He made the error of stopping riding just short of the finishing post and was pipped in the last stride.’
    • ‘Minute differences can arise in recording the time of a horse going past the finishing post.’