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finishing touch

The last detail added or change made to something to make it complete. Let's not spend too much longer on this. Let's just put the finishing touch on it and get it ready for production. He's been putting the finishing touches on that painting for so long now, I'm starting to think he'll never be satisfied with it.
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finishing touch(es)

a final adjustment of something; some effort or action that completes something. Norm is in his workshop putting the finishing touches on his latest project.
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finishing touch

A small change or addition that serves to complete something. For example, The room still needed a few finishing touches, such as a flower arrangement. This expression is sometimes put as a finishing stroke. [c. 1700]
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the finishing ˈtouch(es)

the final details that make something complete: We’ve been putting the finishing touches to the party decorations.
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Wilson followed him, as one who walks in his sleep; and they proceeded to a large upper chamber, where a new-made fire was crackling, and various servants flying about, putting finishing touches to the arrangements.
However it's not all bad news for Home Savers, in Dundas Indoor Market, as the store has revealed it has moved to a 'larger, more suitable premises' under the new name Finishing Touches.
Whether you have left it all to the last minute, or have been planning your perfect presents since summer and now just need a few finishing touches, at Leekes you'll find something for everyone in your family.
SCOUTS from Coventry and staff from a housing provider came together to put the finishing touches to a PS20,000 makeover of a Scout building which hosts rehearsals for the Coventry Gang Show.
The finishing touches are to be made on Friday, July 20, when it will be unveiled publicly for the first time.
FINISHING TOUCHES What furnishings you have in your guest bedroom is completely dependent on space, but if room allows, an invitingly comfortable armchair would be top of my shopping list.
'We needed to finish the plumbing and [electrical] wiring inside the houses, but these are finishing touches only,' he said.
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* Labeltronix has acquired a new press that will help add customized finishing touches and distinction to its labels, especially in the wine industry.
Currently finishing touches are being made with a number of classrooms, science and technology areas almost completed.
Angela Davison adds the finishing touches to one of the Christmas trees at the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival in St Augustine's Church, Penarth Angela Davison adds the finishing touches to one of the Christmas trees at the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival in St Augustine's Church, Penarth 051214TREES_24 PETER BOLTER
Great gift for dad Jumper, PS25; iPad case, PS22 For the gadget man Look out for finishing touches, like this stylish tie pin
A NEW mural featuring IRA gunmen is getting its finishing touches.
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