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the home stretch

The final portion of an activity, project, competition, etc. Likened to the straightaway at the end of a race. The bulk of the work is behind us now—we're on the home stretch!
See also: home, stretch

the home stretch

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the home straight

The home stretch or the home straight of a long or difficult activity is the last part or stage of it. My wife's pregnancy has reached the home stretch. We are now on the home straight: next year will see the launch of the first satellites. Note: The home stretch or home straight is the final part of a horse race.
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Home Stretch provides extra support at a critical time in young peoples lives and is an important initiative under the Governments Roadmap for Reform.
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We are on the home stretch of the season and into the last three games.
Having sustained verbal assaults from all sides as the nominal front runner, Macron is increasingly hitting back as France's 2017 presidential race enters the home stretch. He's in good company: Fillon is using every rally to blast 39-year-old Macron.
Miller, who sits on Trump's Agricultural Advisory Committee, has become one of his most vocal supporters in Texas in the home stretch to Election Day.
Clement entered the home stretch in first place and hung on for victory in a 2016 world best 47.73 seconds despite a late challenge from Kenya's Boniface Tumuti who took silver in a national record 47.78.
European Commission spokesman Andrus Ansip said: "We're in the home stretch now before the end of roaming charges in 2017."
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Progress has been made to contain Ebola, but the home stretch is proving to be more difficult.
By late November, the Department's 2014 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) was headed into the home stretch, and Department offices were holding fundraisers to help bureaus hit their 2014 goals.
But as we head to the home stretch, the remaining celebrities have their eyes on one particular prize - the final.