(to be) Pipped at the post

Pipped at the post – This means to be beaten at the last moment; just before the end of the race or game. In football, we use this to talk about a team who loses the race to be champions at the last minute.
  • Example: Man United were pipped at the post in the 2012-13 Premier League season
  • Example: Inter were almost pipped at the post by Roma in the race for the Scudetto in Italy

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