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go through-stitch To go through with; to finish or conclude; to follow through. This expression alluding to the work of a tailor was popular in the 17th century but is no longer heard today.
For when a man has once undertaken a business, let him go through-stitch with it. (The Pagan Prince, 1690)
in for a penny, in for a pound Once involved in a matter, however slightly, one must carry it through whatever the consequences. The metaphor comes from the monetary units of Great Britain: formerly, the penny was 1/12 of a shilling and the pound 20 shillings or 240 pence; since decimalization, the pound is 100 new pence.
sign off To complete or end a performance, project, or other matter; to terminate; to withdraw. In the 9th century and for several hundred years thereafter, a person could change his religious affiliation simply by “signing off,” i.e., by signing a legal paper that ended his membership in one religious organization and, if he so desired, enrolled him in another.
The revolution … broke up the State Church and gave to every man the liberty of “signing off” as it was called, to any denomination that pleased him. (Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Poganuc People, Their Loves and Lives, 1878)
Beginning in the late Middle Ages, sign off usually referred to a creditor’s releasing a debtor from financial obligation by “signing off,” i.e., by affixing his signature to a document to that effect. A contemporary variation that refers to this practice of canceling a debt or amortizing an asset is write off.
The company wrote off the loss as a bad debt. (Law Times, 1891)
Since the 1930s, sign-off (as a noun) most commonly applies to a radio or television station’s ending its broadcast day.
Because of the earlier sign-off required by the Federal Communications Commission … (ABC Radio, 1949)
tie up the loose ends To conclude or settle matters; to answer all questions and account for any seemingly superfluous details. Loose ends in this expression refers to the last bit of unfinished business, the apparently irrelevant or contradictory details of a plan, arrangement, project, etc. This figurative use may derive from the practice of tying the ends of thread that hang loose after a cloth is woven or a garment is knitted.
|Noun||1.||completion - (American football) a successful forward pass in football|
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
|2.||completion - a concluding action |
consummation - the act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummation - the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
finishing, finish - the act of finishing; "his best finish in a major tournament was third"; "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"
follow-through - carrying some project or intention to full completion; "I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"
follow-through - the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion; "his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target"; "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"
graduation - the successful completion of a program of study
to be nearing completion → estar a punto de finalizarse or terminarse or concluirse → estar llegando a su finalización or conclusión
on completion of contract → cuando se cumpla el contrato
to be nearing completion → être presque terminé(e)
to be due for completion → devoir être terminé(e)