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Origin of home run
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Example sentences from the Web for home run
“Until 1998 or 1999, 10 times was considered a home-run investment,” Breyer said back then.
Only when steroid-tainted Barry Bonds grabbed the title of home-run king in 2007 did some fans begin to appreciate Aaron.
Besides, I may make a home-run with my writing one of these days.The Man Upstairs|P. G. Wodehouse
There's no fence on Place Field, and every ball Reddy hits past a fielder will be a home-run.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
Then again, a little more steam would send the horse-hide careening over right-field fence for a home-run.Jack Winters' Baseball Team|Mark Overton
"Goose-egg" on one side matched "goose-egg" on the other until the end of the fifth inning, when the engineer knocked a home-run.A Knight of the Cumberland|John Fox Jr.
Ainslee says that Home-Run Baker uses that method altogether, and you know what kind of a hitter he is.Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball|J. W. Duffield
British Dictionary definitions 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.