finish line

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finish line (plural finish lines)

  1. (sports) A line marking the end of a race.
    The five exhausted runners crossed the finish line one after the other.
  2. (figuratively, by extension) The end of a process.
    • 2017 January 21, Andy Hunter, “Gylfi Sigurdsson and Swansea stun Liverpool in five-goal thriller”, in the Guardian[1]:
      The race to the finish line has started already according to Jürgen Klopp and by those punishing standards Liverpool have faltered badly.