move in for the kill

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move in for the kill

  also go (in) for the kill
to prepare to defeat someone completely in an argument or competition when they are already in a weak position After two days of constant media coverage, journalists sensed the minister was weakening and they moved in for the kill. At 6-3 6-2 up, Sampras went in for the kill and won the final set 6-0.
See run out the clock
See also: kill, move
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What we have seen Shahid Afridi doing in the World Cup at times is that when he needed to go for the kill, he hung back a little bit and was defensive.