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stick the landing

stick the landing
 v. phr.— «Iowa State kept it until the fourth quarter, when Dailey started sticking the landing on his passes. Through three quarters, he had completed only 13 of 33.» —“Cyclones keep North anyone’s guess” in Ames, Iowa Kansas City Star (Kan., Mo.) Nov. 7, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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