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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]
See also: free, home

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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Holly would settle best as the only dog in a home free from children.
Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp, and including Austin Brown, Rob Lundquist and Tim Foust, Home Free has been performing live shows since the early 2000s and in December 2013 they were crowned champions of NBC's "The Sing-Off'.
A number of musicians will be joining the Holiday Train journey this year, including the pop rock band Odds and Jim Cuddy (of Blue Rodeo fame) on the Canadian tour and, up-and-comer country star Kira Isabella along with a cappella sensations Home Free in the U.
The Italian was told EUR300-a-night Roganstown Hotel and Country Club in North Dublin could be his home from home free of charge.
We want to send a message to our scofflaws that you're no longer home free,'' said Deputy Chief Ron Bergmann, who commands the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau.
Donahue is careful to note that there are a variety of uncertainties yet to be resolved in his group's hypothesis, but neither is Frank's model anything like home free.
Even if you have stopped smoking in the last 20 years you're not home free," explained renowned Cornell cancer researcher Claudia Henschke, MD, Ph.
In the past two years, she has reconnected 17 youth with their families through NRS' Home Free program done in collaboration with Greyhound Lines, Inc.
AVRIL returns to Carlow to see if Anna and her family have kept their home free of clutter.
Tara knew she wanted to help the homeless, so she first talked about ways to feed the homeless with a program called Home Free.
Keep sidewalks and entrances to your home free from ice and snow.
Every homeowner facing foreclosure has fantasized about getting his home free and clear because his lender screwed up," said Bradford.
Barring the publication of some "incentives" of their own, Paris is home free.