Definition of take the chequered flag in English:

take the chequered flag


  • Finish first in a race.

    ‘defending champion Lyons went on to take the chequered flag’
    • ‘I'm upset that I wasn't able to finish the race and take the chequered flag today.’
    • ‘He started on pole in both the races and took the chequered flag with comfort.’
    • ‘He took the checkered flag at this race one year ago.’
    • ‘Those men have a sole agenda on race day: to take the checkered flag.’
    • ‘However, both drivers were able to take the chequered flag in the 67-lap race.’
    • ‘Tom took the chequered flag in eighth place, gaining three points in the championship plus an extra point for leading the race.’
    • ‘Apart from the birth of my two children, there's no better feeling than crossing the line and taking the chequered flag.’
    • ‘Despite that, though, I'm pleased with the result, and pleased for the team that both cars took the chequered flag today.’
    • ‘For the remaining six laps, it was a case of consolidation and a very relieved Carroll took the chequered flag in fourth place.’
    • ‘I was not exhausted at all when I took the chequered flag and I didn't sweat too much.’