fall at the last hurdle

fall at the last hurdle

To fail to accomplish some task or goal at the very end of the attempt. Negotiations between the two warring countries fell at the last hurdle due to disagreements over cross-border taxation.
See also: fall, hurdle, last
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The Morans put in a spirited fight during the continental championships in Mali, beating the likes of Nigeria, Morocco and Tunisia, only to fall at the last hurdle, to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Interestingly, the last PBA franchise to fall at the last hurdle and fail to complete the Grand Slam was Talk 'N Text, which fell to the Beermen, 85-73, in a Game 7.
"Last year we were staring at a PS50million loss on day one before Annie Power's unbelievable fall at the last hurdle. It was the most expensive fall in Festival history.
"We've had a couple of campaigns when we had belief at the start but have fallen away, way short, but this time we didn't fall at the last hurdle," he said.
Summary: Fall at the last hurdle after reaching UK tournament final for first time
That's the verdict of manager Guy Easterby, who watched his men fall at the last hurdle for the second season in succession last May.
IT'S been a gruelling 12 weeks and, as the cruel reality TV-loving public, we're all sat on the edge of our seats dying to see who will fall at the last hurdle.
Don't fall at the last hurdle and buy furnishings and accessories that don't measure up.
"However, while it is only natural our players will be nervous before the game, I'm sure it will be worse for the home team who know only too well what it is like to fall at the last hurdle.
Coaches and supporters were proud of the girls, who ran their hearts out and gave everything, only to fall at the last hurdle.
"We've done better than most people expected but it's disappointing to fall at the last hurdle."
Now Roy Hodgson's side, with three wins from the last four games, have escaped the dreaded bottom three - and Bullard says they won't fall at the last hurdle.
It's make or break time, and I won't fall at the last hurdle!