[ hohm-strech ]
/ ˈhoʊmˈstrɛtʃ /


the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line.Compare backstretch.
the final phase of any endeavor: The political campaign is in the homestretch.


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Origin of homestretch

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; home + stretch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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