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seventh-inning stretch

[ sev-uhnth-in-ing, -in- ]
/ ˈsɛv ənθˌɪn ɪŋ, -ˈɪn- /
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noun

Baseball. a point in the game when spectators rise from their seats to relax by stretching their legs, usually after six and one-half innings.
any point or period of pause, rest, reconsideration, or the like.

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Origin of seventh-inning stretch

First recorded in 1955–60
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