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clincher

The final thing that completes something, possibly in a negative way. I'd been having a wonderful birthday already, and being surprised by my whole family at dinner was the clincher. Getting caught in a downpour was the clincher on a terrible day.

clincher

(ˈklɪntʃɚ)
n. the final element; the straw that broke the camel’s back. (see also capper.) The clincher was when the clerk turned up the volume.
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The clincher is that many of these disasters could be avoided by an activity as simple as cleaning up the mess.
In this biography, Tad Szulc, the talented former Latin American correspondent for The New York Times, has provided a clincher that is going to be hard to challenge.
CHRIS KANE hopes his League Cup clincher at Morton can earn him a St Johnstone start against Hamilton today.
May's clincher secured Saints third victory in a week and kept him in the frame as Gordon Strachan prepares to name his Scotland squad for friendlies with USA and Norway.
An early strike from Ross Marsh plus a 90th minute clincher by Chris Wilkins sealed Penrhyncoch a 2-0 verdict at Llangollen Town.
They were joined in Saturday's draw by Arsenal who beat Championship high-flyers West Brom thanks to second-half goals from Sanchez Watt and a clincher from Carlos Vela.
PETER WINKWORTH is one of the hottest trainers in Britain at the moment, and he sends just one horse to Nottingham today when Deal Clincher runs in the nursery (2.
And he made it six goals in eight games with a late clincher from Alan Navarro's pass.
He was referring to Pavel Datsyuk, who was instrumental in the play that set up the clincher for the Ducks (9-11-4) as regulation waned.
His glasses were the clincher, however, as he not only described them, but provided authorities with the lens prescription.
Earnie scored the second-half clincher in the 1-0 win against Mansfield and lifted City into second place in the Division Two table.
The evidence provides "strong clues, but not a clincher case," he says.
Bath failed to score a try, although Mike Catt clawed them back to 10-9 by the 63rd minute before Budge Pountney stole the clincher for Northampton.