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Bring it Over the Line - Idiom

Video Overview

The idiom 'bring it over the line' means to achieve a goal, meet a deadline, or complete a task successfully. This video explains the meaning and use of the idiom 'bring it over the line' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples to help you learn this idiom so you can use it in spoken and Business English.

Video Analysis

This expression, and its variants 'get it over the line,' and 'bring it across the line,' refer to achieving a goal, meeting a deadline, or completing a task successfully. It references the way a competitor must cross the finish line in order to complete a race. For that reason, the term 'bring it over the line' often implies great effort and difficulty, and something that was perhaps achieved by a narrow margin. As the video shows, this expression is much more common in a professional context rather than a social one, and is often used to express completing a deal or meeting a deadline. A phrase with a similar meaning is 'seal the deal.'


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