homestretch

noun home·stretch \ ˈhōm-ˈstrech \
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of homestretch

1 : the part of a racecourse between the last turn and the winning post
2 : a final stage

Examples of homestretch in a Sentence

  1. The horses are in the homestretch.

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First Known Use of homestretch

1841

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of homestretch for English Language Learners

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



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