Definition of the finished article in English:

the finished article

Something that is complete and ready for use: the ground is beginning to look like the finished article
More example sentences
  • Jason was outstanding then, and although he would be the first to acknowledge that he is not yet the finished article, I have no doubt that he can go on to become it.
  • Every child had a hand in either designing or painting the finished article, made possible through support from the York Community Pride Challenge Fund and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
  • You may not be able to see the finished article until later but when you do it is exactly what you wanted.
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