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