Definition of home straight in English:

home straight

Line breaks: home straight
(North American also home stretch)


1The straight final stretch of a racecourse: he dominated the race in the home straight
More example sentences
  • The next time Royal carriages drive down the home straight at York racecourse they will be cheered on by thousands of race-goers.
  • Coming into the home straight after a fast-paced race, Irish raider Helvetio moves to the head of the field and looks to be cruising.
  • Kieren Fallon's mount is going well turning into the home straight of the marathon race but looks as if he cannot get a clear run.
1.1The last part of an activity or campaign: heading down the home stretch to Tuesday’s final
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of home straight in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…