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
The horses are in the homestretch.
Recent Examples of homestretch from the Web
But in the homestretch of the 2017 season, as the Beavers have gotten within one win of reaching the College World Series finals, the patience and persistence of the OSU offense have helped catapult them to a second 23-game win streak.
The band played for Chicago fans on Sept. 12 and 13, 2009 and then returned to Soldier Field during the tour’s homestretch for a third concert on July 5, 2011.
With polls showing Northam and Perriello running neck-and-neck, what’s been most striking in the homestretch is how far left both have come.
In the homestretch, the candidates are trying to stay visible and get their voters to the polls.
In the late afternoon hours Saturday, under a grey, autumnal sky, Pletcher walked alongside Always Dreaming from his barn to the saddling paddock at Pimlico, along the homestretch rail.
The renovation added 79 luxury suites overlooking the homestretch of the track and converted the facility’s former media center into a 296-seat space known as the Mansion, where Derby-day tickets run more than $8,000 on average.
A leaner version of the bill, called the Sandra Bland Act, enters the homestretch of the Texas Legislature far from the sweeping package of police accountability and anti-racial profiling measures originally filed in March.
The suites — being built above the third-floor grandstand — will feature private dining tables and a balcony overlooking the starting gate at the top of the homestretch.
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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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