down to the wire

Submitted by ϕιλομαθής on 17.07.2018

down to the wire (English) — barely on time, to the deadline

Example: Some students write their best research papers if
they wait until the night before they are due. They leave them until they are down to the wire.

English, explained by ϕιλομαθής on Tue, 17/07/2018 - 14:53

down to the wire — до самого конца; к крайнему сроку; в самый последний момент.

Russian, explained by St. Sol on Wed, 18/07/2018 - 17:34

Translations of "down to the wire"

Englisheleventh hour
Englishin the nick of time
ItalianSul filo di lana
ItalianIn zona Cesarini

"down to the wire" in lyrics

You stripped your love down to the wire
Fire shy and cold alone outside
You stripped it right down to the wire
But I see you behind those tired eyes

Avicii - Broken Arrows

Even when the sun don't shine
I got faith in you and I
So put your pretty little hand in mine
Even when we're down to the wire baby
Even when it's do or die
We can do it baby simple and plain

Miguel - Sure Thing

Keep on rising higher
Blazing through the fire
Right down to the wire
Rise the fire higher
As we stand together

Christina Aguilera - Light Up The Sky

So I keep on running
To protect my situation.

Down to the wire,
I wanted water, but
I'll walk through the fire

John Mayer - Vultures

It felt right
It felt right
But I fumbled it when it came down to the wire

HAIM - The Wire

Bring it down to the wire


Blue Stahli - Scrape

Through whatever, come what may
For a chance at loving you
I'd take it all the way
Right down to the wire
Even through the fire

Chaka Khan - Through the fire

Ah, ah, the living daylights

All right, hold on tight now
It's down, down to the wire
Set your hopes up way too high
The living's in the way we die

A-ha - The Living Daylights

If all your dreams were on fire
Which one would you save?
When it comes down to the wire
Should I be afraid?
Should I be afraid?

Katie Melua - Dreams On Fire

And I know it for a fact – She’s a pyromaniac

She lights me up to watch me burn, and still I come back
Now we’re back down to the wire, know I should not play with fire
But everything she does fuels my desire
And I’m trying to get away, instead of flying into the flame

Drew Seeley - Into the fire

Cross promotion, cross the ocean, i'll make bank off their devotion
Drink the potions cause commotions got them feeling strong emotions
I'll inspire they'll admire, won't turn on me cause i got fire
Fame expires, i'll retire but i'll hold on down to the wire
Fascination, saturation
Stars are just like us

Adam Lambert - Pop Goes The Camera

Sorry, but I know your type
I won't be undermined
I can take this down to the wire
Soon see if I fight fire with fire
Dig that grave

Lily Allen - Higher

There is no place for both of us here
there is no place for both of us here

I waited down to the wire
but now my patience is over
Prepare to be under fire

Sinheresy - Break Point

Higher and higher,
We’re gonna take it,
Down to the wire,
We’re gonna make it out,
Whoa-oh-oh Higher and higher…

The Killers - Bling (Confession Of A King)

It was out on Thunder Road, Tweeter at the wheel
They crashed into paradise, they could hear them tires squeal
The undercover cop pulled up and said "Everyone of you's a liar
If you don't surrender now, it's gonna go down to the wire"

And the walls came down, all the way to hell

Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter and The Monkey Man

So shut your mouth
And let me drive down to the night
It's coming down to the wire

I'll be your circus clown

The Hiatus - Monkeys

Gimmewhat you got, gimmewhat you got,
Gimmewhat you got, Gonna start a fire
Gotta get it right, gotta get it right
Gonna take it right down to the wire

RIRI - Ready For Love