Definition of homestretch in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhōmˈstreCH/
(British also home straight)


1The concluding straight part of a racecourse: he drifted in back of the pack halfway down the homestretch
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  • 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.
1.1The last part of an activity or campaign: this was his last term, the home stretch
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  • 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.

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Syllabification: home·stretch

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