seventh-inning stretch

[sev-uh nth-in-ing, -in-]
noun
  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
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