Into the home stretch

Definition

Into the home stretch is an idiom that refers to the last part of a task, when one is very close to completing it.

Examples

We’re almost in the home stretch with this project.

I’m so glad we made it into the home stretch for the end of the semester.

We were in the home stretch of our journey, before the car broke down.

We’ve been working hard, but we’re finally in the home stretch of this task.

We can’t give up now, we’re in the home stretch of this race!

Origin

This idiom originated in horse racing in the late 1800s, when the finish line was referred to as the home stretch.

FAQs

Q1

What does ‘into the home stretch’ mean?

A1

Into the home stretch is an idiom that refers to the last part of a task, when one is very close to completing it.