final whistle (plural final whistles)
- (sports) The blow of the whistle by the referee or other adjudicator signifying the end of the match.
2011 January 8, Paul Fletcher, “Stevenage 3 - 1 Newcastle”, in BBC:
- The final whistle prompted a pitch invasion - although there appeared to be an unwanted incident when a supporter seemed to punch Stevenage's Scott Laird, who subsequently fell to the ground.
blow of the whistle signifying the end of the match