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homestretch

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noun home·stretch \ˈhōm-ˈstrech\

Simple Definition of homestretch

  • : the part of a racetrack between the last turn and the finish line

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of homestretch

  1. 1 :  the part of a racecourse between the last turn and the winning post

  2. 2 :  a final stage

Examples of homestretch in a sentence

  1. The horses are in the homestretch.



1841

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1841

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