seventh-inning stretch

[ sev-uhnth-in-ing, -in- ]

  1. 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.

  2. any point or period of pause, rest, reconsideration, or the like.

Origin of seventh-inning stretch

First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby seventh-inning stretch Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023