Down to the wire
Posted by Bob on July 04, 2005
In Reply to: Down to the wire posted by bruce on July 04, 2005
: I am interested in the phrase "down to the wire." I've heard that it may have to do with the wear on tires: you wear them right down to the wire. Any comments? Am I correct?
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