(North American home free, Australian /NZ home and hosed)
See parent entry: home
British Having successfully achieved or being within sight of achieving one’s objective: at 3-0 up they should have been home and dry
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- A seven-minute flurry of activity settled this contest, however, Kilmarnock finding themselves home and dry with two clinical finishes before the break.
- It appeared rather too little too late for the visitors as within less than ten minutes of the restart City looked home and dry.
- When we get done up there, we'll be home free… free to do what we want to do as a couple.
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