regional note: in BRIT, also use home straight
1. singular noun
Holmes matched Boulmerka stride for stride down the home straight to finish second.
2. singular noun
You can refer
to the last part of any activity that lasts for a long time as the home stretch
or the home straight
if the activity is difficult
...as his two hours of banter, quips and anecdotes goes into the home straight.
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