Home stretch
Home Home, a. 1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. [1913 Webster]

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust. [1913 Webster]

3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a progress; goal; as: (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same as {home base} and {home plate}. (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an opponent's goal; also, the player. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Home base} or {Home plate} (Baseball), the base at which the batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to be reached in scoring a run.

{Home farm}, {grounds}, etc., the farm, grounds, etc., adjacent to the residence of the owner.

{Home lot}, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home stands. [U. S.]

{Home rule}, rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.

{Home ruler}, one who favors or advocates home rule.

{Home stretch} (Sport.), that part of a race course between the last curve and the winning post.

{Home thrust}, a well directed or effective thrust; one that wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal attack. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Home stretch — Stretch Stretch, n. 1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach; effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a stretch of the imagination. [1913 Webster] By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain. Dryden. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • home stretch — n [singular] 1.) also home straight BrE the last part of a race where there is a straight line to the finish 2.) the last part of an activity or journey in/into the home stretch ▪ as the election campaign headed into the home stretch …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • home stretch — home straight or home stretch noun 1. The last stretch of a racecourse 2. The final or winning stage of anything • • • Main Entry: ↑home * * * home stretch, 1. the straight part of a race track between the last turn and the finish line. 2. the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • home stretch — The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • home stretch — (in BRIT, also use home straight) 1) N SING: the N The home stretch or the home straight is the last part of a race. Holmes matched Boulmerka stride for stride down the home straight to finish second. 2) N SING: the N You can refer to the last… …   English dictionary

  • home stretch — the last part of the journey or race    On the home stretch we drove slower. We wanted to feel relaxed when we got home …   English idioms

  • home stretch — noun a) The final part of a race course from the last curve to the finish line. I think were finally on the home stretch with this project. b) The final part of a distance or the final effort needed to finish …   Wiktionary

  • home stretch —    The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Home stretch —   The home stretch is the last part of something, like a journey, race or project …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • home stretch — finišo tiesė statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Tiesioji nuotolio dalis prieš finišo liniją. atitikmenys: angl. home stretch vok. Zielgerade, f rus. финишная прямая …   Sporto terminų žodynas

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