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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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FINE, n. In Ork. phr.: to come tae fine, to come to a decision, make up one's mind.Ork. 1929 Marw.:
She wanted to get married, but he wad never come tae fine aboot it.
Ork. 1931 J. Leask Peculiar People 128:
We niver cam' tae fine tae deu id dis year.

[Extension of Eng. fine, end, conclusion. Cf. obs. Eng. phr. to bring to fine, to conclude.]

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