homestretch [hohm-strech] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line.Compare .
- the final phase of any endeavor: The political campaign is in the homestretch.
Origin of homestretch An Americanism dating back to 1835–45;+ 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.
July 26, 2014
Mitt is focused like a laser on the economy down the homestretch, while the Texas governor is all over the map.
January 3, 2012
Historical Examples of homestretch
Coming down the homestretch, Nat Poole thought he had it all to himself.
About the only time you showed any kind of form was on the homestretch.
Alexandra G. Lockwine
The track was slow, and deep in dust except on the homestretch.
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.
Now, at last, the drive was on the homestretch with a few days to sparea narrow margin, but still a margin.
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