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home free

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!
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*home free

safe and without problems. (Not necessarily about home or about money. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) Everyone else had a lot of trouble with the bureaucrats, but we got home free.
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home free

In a secure or comfortable position, especially because of being certain to succeed. For example, Once I meet the schedule I'll be home free, or I think we have enough support for this measure-we're home free. This expression probably alludes to safely reaching baseball's home plate, meaning one has scored a run. [Mid-1900s]
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home free

successful in achieving your objective. North American
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home free

Out of jeopardy; assured of success: We had our hardest exams first and were home free after that.
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home free, to be

To succeed without difficulty or obstacles, as in, “With this new spreadsheet, my tax problems are over—I’m home free.” The expression comes from children’s games such as “Kick the Can,” where a player must reach “home” (such as a particular tree) without being tagged (“caught”) by another.
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Home Free Home is a fledgling nonprofit organization intent on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers by making their living environment conducive to their needs.
In such one - act plays as Home Free! (1964), Ludlow Fair (1966), The Great Nebula in Orion (1970), and Brontosaurus (1977), he plays subtle variations on the theme of loneliness.
From September the Three mobile network Feel at Home free roaming service will be extended to more European destinations including Greece, Germany, Portugal and Croatia.
Khan has also been instrumental in convincing Pakistani airlines to airlift the bodies and an accompanying passenger back home free of cost.
Crowds at Holiday Train events were entertained by a number of musicians, including the pop-rock band Odds, Roxanne Potvin, Tracey Brown, and Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo fame) on the Canadian tour and, in the U.S., country star Kira Isabella along with a cappella sensations Home Free.
The Huddersfield-based charity helps families with seriously ill children get access to a holiday home free of charge.
My only hope would be that the Welsh players return home free of injury and with enough left in the tank to take them through to the following two Six Nations and on to the World Cup.
But Maxine was relieved to stay in her home free from the burden of paying a mortgage she could not afford.
Within three weeks Barratt Homes had sold their current home free of charge, without any chain or incurring any other agent's fees or bridging loans and they received full market value.
The firm, five years old this month, is offering a no-risk trial of Freeserve Broadband - allowing customers to try it at home free for a month.
"If you can just avoid [repetitive sequences] until the very end, you're home free," said Celera's Eugene W.
Burning the mortgage deed in celebration of owning your home free and clear, once a ritual for most older Americans on their way to retirement, has become less common.
The staff deployed in stalls set up outside cantt office will supply 6 saplings to every home free of cost.