seventh-inning stretch

[ sev-uh nth-in-ing, -in- ]
/ ˈsɛv ənθˌɪn ɪŋ, -ˈɪn- /


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.

Origin of seventh-inning stretch

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019