down to the wire

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

Idiomatic translations of "down to the wire"

eleventh hour
in the nick of time
moins une
Sul filo di lana
In zona Cesarini

Meanings of "down to the wire"


Also: under the wire

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.

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

до самого конца; к крайнему сроку; в самый последний момент.

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

"down to the wire" in lyrics

Avicii - Broken Arrows

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

Miguel - Sure Thing

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

Christina Aguilera - Light Up The Sky

Keep on rising higher
Blazing through the fire
Right down to the wire
Rise the fire higher

John Mayer - Vultures

To protect my situation.

Down to the wire,
I wanted water, but

HAIM - The Wire

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

Blue Stahli - Scrape

Bring it down to the wire

Chaka Khan - Through the fire

For a chance at loving you
I'd take it all the way
Right down to the wire
Even through the fire

A-ha - The Living Daylights

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

Katie Melua - Dreams on Fire

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

Drew Seeley - Into the fire

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

Adam Lambert - Pop Goes The Camera

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

Brent Amaker and The Rodeo - Man In Charge

I can not tuck or retire
The ace high on the side,
I take it down to the wire
I tell the truth to the choir

BLACKPINK - Sure Thing

I got faith in you and I
So put your pretty lil hands in mine
Even when we're down to the wire babe
Even when it's do or die

Lily Allen - Higher

I won't be undermined
I can take this down to the wire
Soon see if I fight fire with fire

Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter and The Monkey Man

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"

The Killers - Bling (Confession Of A King)

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

Sinheresy - Break Point

there is no place for both of us here

I waited down to the wire
but now my patience is over

The Hiatus - Monkeys

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

Bon Jovi - Burning For Love

And my heart's on fire
I can't get enough
It's down to the wire
I'm making my move, I'm looking for you

RIRI - Ready For Love

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