The Sun's headline of 'Forth Bridge Paint Job Is Licked At Last' is for a story that the never ending job of painting the Forth Bridge in Scotland is about to end. Rail chiefs say the latest coat of paint uses new technology that will last 25 years. It will be the first time the 1.5 mile long Scottish landmark won't need painters working on it since it was built in 1890.

The headline makes a play on the phrase 'a lick of paint', which describes the act of painting when decorating (to Deucalion on the forum) and the slang definition of to have something licked which means 'to get the better of.'

!Note - The work is said to never end because once you have finished painting the bridge, you have to start again where you began to paint it -