seven thinning stretches

seventh-inning stretch

[sev-uhnth-in-ing, -in-]
noun
1.
Baseball. a point in the game when spectators rise from their seats to relax by stretching their legs, usually after six and one-half innings.
2.
any point or period of pause, rest, reconsideration, or the like.

Origin:
1955–60

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