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Re: Down to the wire

Posted by ESC on June 30, 2008 at 20:36

In Reply to: Down to the wire posted by Lewis on June 30, 2008 at 10:31:

: any thougths on where 'down to the wire' comes from?
: i.e. until the very last moment

It says here, the term comes from horse racing: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/21/messages/249.html