home-stretch

homestretch

[hohm-strech]
noun
1.
the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line. Compare backstretch.
2.
the final phase of any endeavor: The political campaign is in the homestretch.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; home + stretch

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homestretch

noun
1. the end of an enterprise; "they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed" 
2. the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line 
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