the seventh-inning stretch

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baseball
: the time between the two halves of the seventh inning when the people watching a game traditionally stand up and stretch their legs

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“The seventh-inning stretch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20seventh-inning%20stretch. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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