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stick the landing

stick the landing
 v. phr.— «During the competition, Jay landed the only 720-degree spinning jump of the day. He also said he spun 900 degrees in a practice jump—but failed to “stick the landing.”» —“Ventura youth, 14, uncoils his best effort to win world snakeboarding championship in England” by Jason Grant Los Angeles Times Sept. 10, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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