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be home free

To be assured of success because the most difficult part is over. Oh, we're home free now—that was the hardest part of the repair. I'm so relieved that the scans are clean. After months of treatment, I'm finally home free!
See also: free, home

be home free

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If someone is home free, they have finished the most difficult part of something and are now certain to achieve victory or success. We said polite words about leaving and I thought I was home free. If Cassie had nothing to do with the crime, she could be home free.
See also: free, home