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finish off

1. To finish the last part of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "finish" and "off." Here, take the last piece and finish off the pie. Printing is the last step in finishing off this project, thank goodness.
2. To end something in a particular way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "finish" and "off." They finished off the reception with one last slow dance.
3. To kill someone or something that is wounded and near death. A noun or pronoun can be used between "finish" and "off." You need to finish off the deer you've shot—don't let it suffer.
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the finished article

Someone or something who has arrived at a point or state of completion or readiness. It's clear that the team's new coach has a ways to go before being the finished article, but his freshman season at the helm has shown a lot of potential and an eagerness to try new things with the players. We're still in the planning stages of the project, so it will be at least until the end of the year before we have the finished article ready for consumers.
See also: article, finished

finish up

1. To end or conclude. When do you think the dinner party will finish up? I think the caterers need the room. The concert should finish up around 11.
2. To stop working on someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "finish" and "up." My 10:30 client was a cut and color so I'm just finishing her up now. The boss wants to know how much time you need to finish up the report.
See also: finish, up

Mickey finished

dated Very drunk. We were all Mickey finished by the time we left the bar.
See also: finished, mickey

finish with (something)

To complete something; to no longer be engaged or occupied with something. Hey, if you're finished with that magazine, can I read it? It took three years, but I'm finally finished with my thesis, thank goodness.
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(as) good as finished

Finished in every practical or functional sense; almost completely done. This project is as good as finished, so I'm going home for the night.
See also: finished, good

finish (someone or an animal) off

to kill someone or an animal that is already injured or wounded. They had to finish the wounded bear off with a revolver. The hunter finished off the bear.
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finish someone or something off

Fig. to complete some activity being performed on someone or something. Let's finish this one off and go home. Yes, let's finish off this one. Nancy is cutting Elaine's hair. When she finishes her off, she will be ready to leave.
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finish someone or something up

Fig. to finish doing something to someone or something. I will finish this typing up in a few minutes. She finished up Fred in a short time.
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finish something off

Fig. to eat or drink up all of something; to eat or drink up the last portion of something. Let's finish the turkey off. You finish off the turkey. I've had enough.
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finish (something) off (with something)

to bring something to a conclusion with something. She finished the dinner off with fancy cheeses and fruit. She finished off the dinner with pie.
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I'm not finished with you.

I still have more to say to you. Bill started to turn away when he thought the scolding was finished. "I'm not finished with you," bellowed his father. When the angry teacher paused briefly to catch his breath, Bob turned as if to go. "I'm not finished with you," screamed the teacher, "Don't leave here until I say you can!"
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the finished article

something that is complete and ready for use.
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finish off

v.
1. To complete the last part of a task or process: The staff finished off the final items on the agenda and ended the meeting. The crew finished the cleaning tasks off before leaving for the day.
2. To consume the last part of something, such as food or a resource: I finished off that last piece of bread. We finished the cake off.
3. To finish something in a particular way: We finished off the hot day with one final swim. The teacher finished the semester off with a big party.
See also: finish, off

finish up

v.
1. To conclude something; bring something to an end: We finished up dinner and took the dirty dishes to the kitchen. The council finished the meeting up by stating when the next meeting would occur.
2. To conclude; end: The meeting finished up at 11:00. Finish up reading your book, already—it's late!
See also: finish, up

Mickey finished

mod. alcohol intoxicated; totally drunk. (A play on Mickey (Finn).) I guess the old guy is about Mickey finished. He’s plootered!
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But it's also a good choice when you want to darken a surface that's already finished. Stain alone won't penetrate a finished surface well, but a combination stain/polyurethane product will allow you to add one or two dark layers of polyurethane on top of the existing finish.