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"I'll go to the wire"

Posted by R. Berg on December 15, 2003

In Reply to: "I'll go to the wire" posted by Spinerval on December 15, 2003

: Could someone kindly help me re: the origin of the above phrase, generally used when someone will go to extreme limits to accomplish a goal. Is it related to "down to the wire?" Thank you, ye geniuses.

If it's generally used, that surprises me. It looks like a blend of "down to the wire" and "go to the wall."