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Posted by A. Caldwell on May 27, 2010 at 13:23

I searched for two phrases to find their origin but they weren't listed.

"Down to the Wire" as in down to the last moment and "Wire to Wire" such as some leading a contest from start to finish.

I think these came from horse racing when they used wires stretched across the start and finish line. Or something like that. Anybody know the real story?