the stretch

noun

Definition of the stretch

: the final straight part of a racecourse before the finish line the horses are in the (final) stretch often used figuratively She's in the final stretch. The baby's due next month.They will wind up the season with a winning record having won some crucial games down the stretch.

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“The stretch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20stretch. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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