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 for Home stretch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Home \Home\, a.
     1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
        not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
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     2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
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     3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a
        progress; goal; as:
        (a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same
            as home base and home plate.
        (b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
            opponent's goal; also, the player.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Home base or Home plate (Baseball), the base at which the
        batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to
        be reached in scoring a run.
  
     Home farm, grounds, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
        adjacent to the residence of the owner.
  
     Home lot, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
        stands. [U. S.]
  
     Home rule, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
        country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
        means of a governing power vested in the people within the
        country itself, in contradistinction to a government
        established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
        Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of
        Parliament.
  
     Home ruler, one who favors or advocates home rule.
  
     Home stretch (Sport.), that part of a race course between
        the last curve and the winning post.
  
     Home thrust, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
        wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal
        attack.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stretch \Stretch\, n.
     1. Act of stretching, or state of being stretched; reach;
        effort; struggle; strain; as, a stretch of the limbs; a
        stretch of the imagination.
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              By stretch of arms the distant shore to gain.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              Those put a lawful authority upon the stretch, to
              the abuse of yower, under the color of prerogative.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     2. A continuous line or surface; a continuous space of time;
        as, grassy stretches of land.
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              A great stretch of cultivated country. --W. Black.
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              But all of them left me a week at a stretch. --E.
                                                    Eggleston.
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     3. The extent to which anything may be stretched.
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              Quotations, in their utmost stretch, can signify no
              more than that Luther lay under severe agonies of
              mind.                                 --Atterbury.
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              This is the utmost stretch that nature can.
                                                    --Granville.
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     4. (Naut.) The reach or extent of a vessel's progress on one
        tack; a tack or board.
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     5. Course; direction; as, the stretch of seams of coal.
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     To be on the stretch, to be obliged to use one's utmost
        powers.
  
     Home stretch. See under Home, a.
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