homestretch

noun

home·​stretch ˈhōm-ˈstrech How to pronounce homestretch (audio)
1
: the part of a racecourse between the last turn and the winning post
2
: a final stage

Examples of homestretch in a Sentence

The horses are in the homestretch.
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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homestretch was in 1841

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“Homestretch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homestretch. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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homestretch

noun
home·​stretch ˈhōm-ˈstrech How to pronounce homestretch (audio)
1
: the part of a racetrack between the final turn and the finish line
2
: a final stage

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