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pip someone at (or to) the post

Definition of pip someone at or to the post in English:

Defeat someone at the last moment: I was pipped at the post in the men’s finals
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  • Nevertheless, she is disappointed that Matthew was pipped at the post by Nathan, who, she says, was later revealed to be an experienced model.
  • Having beaten off a number of other councils to reach the final, Burnley was pipped at the post for first prize by South Lanarkshire.
  • But Sam Allardyce revealed today that Hoddle was pipped at the post when he could have won the race by a distance.
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