Definition of homestretch in English:

homestretch

(British home straight)

Pronunciation /ˈhōmˈstreCH/ /ˈhoʊmˈstrɛtʃ/

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noun

  • 1British The concluding straight part of a racecourse.

    ‘he drifted in back of the pack halfway down the homestretch’
    • ‘Might And Power, wearing protective boots on both front legs, broke sharply and advanced to fifth position nearing the final turn but had nothing left in the homestretch and steadily fell back in the final furlong.’
    • ‘His long arms churning smoothly through the azure water, Thorpe passed Pieter van den Hoogenband in the homestretch, finishing with an Olympic record of 1 minute, 44.71 seconds.’
    • ‘When the field turned into Churchill Downs' long homestretch, the horses stopped running and began staggering.’
    • ‘Sanger explains that some horses are bothered by ‘the wall of sound they hit as they turn the corner into the homestretch in front of the grandstand.’’
    • ‘Coming down the homestretch with six laps to go Kristin Tudor puts Carrington into the lead.’
    • ‘With everything she had left, Amie pulled herself around the turn, down the backstretch, past the steeple chase pit, and finally down the homestretch and across the line.’
    • ‘Heading into the homestretch it was Storm Hen on the outside, quickly catching up to the leader… Flame Song!’
    • ‘We may not be the guy to beat coming down the homestretch, but we're doing well right now.’
    1. 1.1The last part of an activity or campaign.
      ‘this was his last term, the home stretch’
      • ‘Here in America, we have entered the home stretch of the campaign season.’
      • ‘With the campaign in the home stretch, what else can the candidates do to win on Tuesday?’
      • ‘As the campaign enters the home straight, the struggle to gain an advantage is likely to become even more rambunctious than it has been already.’
      • ‘As the nation enters the home stretch of the 2004 Presidential election, the campaign appears to be headed for a photo finish.’
      • ‘As presidential campaigning hits the home straight, Kerry's team has raised $186m compared with $228m for Bush.’
      • ‘The special planning section of the Department of the Environment has been beefed up, with planners being drafted in from local authorities as the consultation phase of the spatial plan enters the home stretch.’
      • ‘When the country is, hopefully, heading for the home stretch towards membership of the European Union, it cannot afford such question marks to be raised.’
      • ‘Now that the debates are over, we're in the home stretch.’
      • ‘I'm in the home stretch now - fourteen cities down, one city to go.’
      • ‘We were in the home stretch of our high school careers; June would bring graduation, separation and higher education.’
      • ‘This campaign has been really long, and it's now the home stretch.’
      • ‘She is now on the home stretch, having travelled almost 28,000 km during her journey, which started in January.’
      • ‘Anyway, we're into the home stretch here at work, and most of the semester exams have finished, so most of the students have gone home.’
      • ‘From about Thursday on, the home stretch of the course, spirits are high.’
      • ‘I'm in the home stretch on my projects and will return in a week or two.’
      • ‘And today in Canberra, Alexander Downer says the negotiations entered the home stretch.’
      • ‘Now in the home stretch of our placements, we worked to finish the projects we had started.’
      • ‘So now we're in the homestretch, and I see it all with crystalline clarity.’
      • ‘Everything really is fine and we're on the homestretch, I promise.’
      • ‘‘It's been very difficult, but we're through with the worst of it and we're on the homestretch now,’ he added.’