One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Finish first in a race.‘defending champion Lyons went on to take the chequered flag’
- ‘Those men have a sole agenda on race day: to take the checkered flag.’
- ‘Tom took the chequered flag in eighth place, gaining three points in the championship plus an extra point for leading the race.’
- ‘Apart from the birth of my two children, there's no better feeling than crossing the line and taking the chequered flag.’
- ‘He started on pole in both the races and took the chequered flag with comfort.’
- ‘I was not exhausted at all when I took the chequered flag and I didn't sweat too much.’
- ‘I'm upset that I wasn't able to finish the race and take the chequered flag today.’
- ‘Despite that, though, I'm pleased with the result, and pleased for the team that both cars took the chequered flag today.’
- ‘He took the checkered flag at this race one year ago.’
- ‘For the remaining six laps, it was a case of consolidation and a very relieved Carroll took the chequered flag in fourth place.’
- ‘However, both drivers were able to take the chequered flag in the 67-lap race.’
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