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stick the landing

stick the landing
 v. phr.— «The planning board rejected the proposed Whites Hill Estates development last night.…Association member Neil Cronin offered an Olympic analogy: “I feel like we stuck the landing.”» —“Whites Hill development rejected Court challenge virtually assured” by Lauren Markoe Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.) July 31, 1996. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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