in the stretch

*in the (home)stretch

Fig. in the last stage of a process. (From horse racing. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) We're in the homestretch with this project and can't change it now. We're in the stretch. Only three more days till we graduate.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the stretch

verb
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"The third game in the stretch is very difficult, and to have every game away afterwards is tough.