home free


In a secure or comfortable position, especially because of being certain to succeed. For example, Once I meet the schedule I'll be home free, or I think we have enough support for this measure—we're home free. This expression probably alludes to safely reaching baseball's home plate, meaning one has scored a run. [Mid-1900s]

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How to use home free in a sentence

  • “It is a privilege to be here tonight to open for Lady Gaga,” Obama began, and from there he was more or less home free.

    Breaking the Ice | Jacob Bernstein | October 11, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • We can live with a few chosen friends and our books in some cottage-home free from care.'

  • To allow the woman to return home free, would, he affirms "be to reward the worst species of ingratitude."

  • That the girls who live there are given a home free of charge makes them doubly liable to criticism.

    Grace Harlowe's Problem | Jessie Graham Flower
  • Hitherto she had thought of a happy future for herself, of a home free from troubles and harassing cares.

    We Two | Edna Lyall