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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!
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.
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]
home freesuccessful in achieving your objective. North American
Out of jeopardy; assured of success: We had our hardest exams first and were home free after that.
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.
See also: home