the home stretch

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.
See also: home, stretch
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'Scotch started quickly and maintained his momentum through the 200m mark, but it was Phora who was first on the home stretch and looked to be cruising to victory,' he said.
Gilas is in the home stretch of its preparation for the World Cup, where it will face Italy (August 31), Serbia (September 2 and Angola (September 4) in the group stage.
Shropshire Councillor for Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts, Councillor Christian Lea, said the long-awaited upgrade is finally in the home stretch as contractors now wait for the replacement timber to be delivered so the project can be finished.
"I got off to a perfect start with five birdies on the front nine and two on the home stretch but spoiled my run with a bogey at the penultimate hole" he said.
This investment will allow about 250 young care leavers to take up the Home Stretch option.
The 5-4 co-favourite horse grabbed the lead in the home stretch in the home stretch and then fought a grim battle with bay colt Sinner to have the race in safe keeping and win by a length.
In the home stretch 'They said lie down they didn't say anything about getting up' The perfect kind of bed It's been a ruff night When eating is too tiring Just having a restful paws PET shop Giraffe notebook, PS10, Saramiller.london So bright you won't lose it, and so cute you'll love it.
Preparations are in the home stretch for the Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest, which will start Friday in Community Park and run through Independence Day.
Liverpool must maintain their aggression in the home stretch of the Premier League season, staying angry to help their push for a top-four finish, manager Jurgen Klopp said.
As expected Yazeed, along with HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Khalifa al-Thani's Ebraz, the HH The Emir's Sword winner, put on a cracker of a show in the penultimate race of the day, as Yazeed, holding a slight advantage on the home stretch under Stephan Ladjadj, registered his second straight victory for trainer Alban de Mieulle.
Gareth Wyn Williams LIKE a good long distance runner timing the pace just right for the home stretch. Sitting at the top table.
But even if there is a little more slippage in the timescale, it would appear that we are on the home stretch.
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.