homestretch


homestretch

homestretch [hohm-strech] ExamplesWord Origin noun

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

Origin of homestretch An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; home + stretch Examples from the Web for homestretch Contemporary Examples of homestretch

  • The homestretch of the track had been blocked off with cattle fencing—the kind they use at rodeos that makes for easy climbing.

    Chicago’s Running of the Bulls

    Hampton Stevens

    July 26, 2014

  • Mitt is focused like a laser on the economy down the homestretch, while the Texas governor is all over the map.

    Why Mitt Romney Is Winning, and Rick Perry Is Losing

    Andrew Romano

    January 3, 2012

  • Historical Examples of homestretch

  • Coming down the homestretch, Nat Poole thought he had it all to himself.

    Dave Porter and His Rivals

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • About the only time you showed any kind of form was on the homestretch.

    Camping

    Alexandra G. Lockwine

  • The track was slow, and deep in dust except on the homestretch.

    History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921

    John Lawrence O’Connor

  • They must be racing their horses as if they were entering the homestretch, as if they were sure of the goal.

    The Seventh Man

    Max Brand

  • Now, at last, the drive was on the homestretch with a few days to sparea narrow margin, but still a margin.

    The Boss of Wind River

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)

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