Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The portion of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line.
  • noun The final stages of an undertaking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the straight segment of a racetrack leading to the finish line.
  • noun The last or concluding part of any extended activity that has a definite conclusion; the final phase of any activity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the final stretch of a race track
  • noun figuratively the last part of some activity (e.g. a speech)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line
  • noun the end of an enterprise

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Examples

  • I wrote about my son, a baseball fanatic, overcoming over coaching in homestretch writing – about blocking out all the voices and following your gut.

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  • Pulling ahead in the homestretch is a classic move in raw politics.

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  • Papelbon should realize that adding a quality, experienced southpaw to any bullpen down the homestretch is a major bonus, and a practice as old as the playoffs themselves.

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  • We're into the so-called "homestretch," counting the moments until the Yanks are mathematically eliminated, gearing up for two big series against the spirit-crushing Blue Jays

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  • While Sanchez threw for a career-high 26 touchdowns this year, he also threw 18 interceptions and struggled in the season's homestretch, failing to deliver the level of progress Ryan hoped he'd make in his third season.

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  • “Democrat Martha Coakley, buoyed by her durable statewide popularity, enjoys a solid, 15-percentage-point lead over Republican rival Scott Brown as the race for US Senate enters the homestretch, according to a new Boston Globe poll of likely voters.”

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  • Many in the party expect the nomination battle to succeed him will be a major asset to GOP House and Senate candidates, serendipitously timed to coincide with the homestretch of the midterm election campaign.

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  • * Anne Kornblut has Obama's homestretch campaign schedule: He's hitting Philadelphia, Bridgeport, Chicago, and Cleveland over the final campaign weekend.

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  • But Verica, Metheny and Rocco need Saturday's game -- each for different reasons -- to regain some momentum heading into the season's homestretch.

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