English version

go/come/be down to the wire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo/come/be down to the wirego/come/be down to the wireinformal especially American EnglishTIME/HAVE TIME to be finished or achieved with very little time left The game was very close and went right down to the wire. wire
Examples from the Corpus
go/come/be down to the wireIt is down to the wire.We were in a couple of games that went right down to the wire.In the event the starting line-up went down to the wire.
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