Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “home stretch”

home stretch

noun [U]    /ˈhoʊm ˈstretʃ/
the last part of a race or other activity : We’ve been on this project for three months , but we’re in the home stretch now.
(Definition of home stretch noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of home stretch

Word of the Day


the art and knowledge involved in preparing and eating good food

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More