One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘He made the error of stopping riding just short of the finishing post and was pipped in the last stride.’
- ‘The rider said that her horse over-reached on the second circuit, though he kept on bravely to the finishing post.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I've just got to be like the horses and keep chugging up the hill until I reach the finishing post.’
- ‘Experts will be on hand to analyse the runners and riders from the paddock to the finishing post.’
- ‘Minute differences can arise in recording the time of a horse going past the finishing post.’
- ‘I'm aiming to run like the wind to get to that finishing post first.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It's a lack of staying power that has allowed others to beat this football club to the finishing post.’
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