- Baseball. a hit that enables a batter, without the aid of a fielding error, to score a run by making a nonstop circuit of the bases.
- a complete or unqualified success: trying to hit a home run at the box office.
Origin of home run
Examples from the Web for home run
“Until 1998 or 1999, 10 times was considered a home-run investment,” Breyer said back then.Facebook Math: $1 Invested Can Earn You $800
February 3, 2012
Only when steroid-tainted Barry Bonds grabbed the title of home-run king in 2007 did some fans begin to appreciate Aaron.Great Summer Nonfiction
June 29, 2010
Throwing a ring over one of the "home-run" pegs means a score, of course.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
It's a home-run every time when you get your deductive theories unlimbered.
Besides, I may make a home-run with my writing one of these days.
He grabbed the camera, gave a yell of triumph, and faced for the home-run.
When you are hiding, you can take a good breath for the home-run you have to make.The Child's Day
- baseball a hit that enables the batter to run round all four bases, usually by hitting the ball out of the playing area
Word Origin and History for home run
Idioms and Phrases with home run
A highly successful achievement; also, doubling one's profits. For example, We scored a home run with that drug stock, buying it at 15 and selling at 30. This expression originated in the mid-1800s in baseball, where it refers to a pitched ball batted so far that the batter can round all three bases and reach home plate, scoring a run. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.