Meaning of wire-to-wire in English:



informal North American
  • From start to finish.

    ‘he may not have what it takes to lead from wire-to-wire’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both made the play-offs again in 1997, the Orioles as wire-to-wire division champs.’
    • ‘At Phoenix, he became the first driver in IRL history to lap the field as he led wire-to-wire en route to his first victory of the season.’