North American informal From start to finish: he may not have what it takes to lead from wire-to-wire
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- Get it while it's hot because it'll be awhile before the ol’ ball coach competes wire-to-wire for the SEC championship.
- Lost in the Fog was a tired colt on Sunday morning but otherwise in good spirits a day after his wire-to-wire victory in the King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
- If she starts out fast, she could go wire-to-wire.