beaten at the post




beaten at the post :




beaten at the post = pipped at the post

defeated at the last moment

The post alluded to here is the marker at the end of a race.



off the beaten track = off the beaten path

in or into an isolated place

unusual

1992 - Iain Banks - The Crow Road - Your Uncle Hamish... 'She looked troubled. 'He's a bit off the beaten track, that boy.'




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