Get this deal done at the end of the wire

This one comes from Politico’s Anna Palmer, heard on Morning Joe. She was talking about the midnight deadline for the COVID relief bill. This is a conflation of “at the end of the day” (ultimately) and “down to the wire” (until the last possible moment). Is it me or is “at the end of the day” the most overused phrase on television these days? A pundit can’t finish a sentence without uttering it. Apparently others are in agreement:

A big thanks to Frank King and Jim Kozlowski for hearing this one and sending it in!