down to the short strokes

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down to the short strokes

In the final stages or nearing completion of a long or arduous task, situation, or process. I firmly believe that, on the whole, we are down to the short strokes of this economic downturn. The school board is coming down to the short strokes of its budget plan for this year.
See also: down, short, stroke
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RICS stands firmly by its prediction that the next move in the base rate will bedown.
Scotland's seeding in Majorca will bedown to how they perform in Tbilisi and Moscow.
The Scots striker was well aware that at the end of the eternity of pushing and shoving and shouting, calm would descend and it would all bedown to him.
They realised they didn't want to bedown near the bottom of the table ever again.
Paterson said: ''We knew it would always bedown to us you can't rely on anyone else.