homestretch
noun Date: 1841 1. the part of a racecourse between the last turn and the winning post 2. a final stage (as of a project)

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  • homestretch — n. 1. the straight segment of a racetrack leading to the finish line. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5] 2. Hence: [fig.] The last or concluding part of any extended activity that has a definite conclusion; the final phase of any activity; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homestretch — ☆ homestretch [hōm′strech΄ ] n. 1. the part of a racetrack between the last turn and the finish line 2. the final part of any undertaking …   English World dictionary

  • homestretch — /hohm strech /, n. 1. the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line. Cf. backstretch. 2. the final phase of any endeavor: The political campaign is in the homestretch. [1835 45, Amer.; HOME + STRETCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • homestretch — noun 1. the end of an enterprise they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑last, ↑final stage 2. the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line …   Useful english dictionary

  • homestretch — noun a) the final stretch of a race track b) the last part of some activity (e.g. a speech) See Also: stretch, home stretch …   Wiktionary

  • homestretch — n. final stretch of a racetrack before the finish line; last part, final phase …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homestretch — home•stretch [[t]ˈhoʊmˈstrɛtʃ[/t]] n. 1) spo the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line Compare backstretch 2) cvb the final phase of any endeavor • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

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