Meaning of homestretch

home•stretch

Pronunciation: (hōm'strech'), [key]
— n.
  1. the straight part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line. Cf. backstretch.
  2. the final phase of any endeavor: The political campaign is in the homestretch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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