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  • n  the end of an enterprise
    they were on the homestretch when the computer crashed
  • n  the straight stretch of a racetrack leading to the finish line

  • That Obama's fortunes rose as the markets sank shows how central temperament has become in the homestretch of the presidential race.
  • I figured August offered one last chance to check the instruments before the campaign homestretch.
  • In the 1930 Mille Miglia, Varzi was coasting along the homestretch at night, confident that he was far in the lead.
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  • Closing for ex-alderman at bribery trial
    A former Chicago alderman's bribery trial is in the homestretch with closing arguments scheduled in U.S. District Court.
    June 14, 2013 - KWQC-TV 6 Davenport
  • Indiana Landmarks nearing $25M fundraising goal
    Preservation group Indiana Landmarks kicked off the public portion of its $25 million capital and endowment campaign Thursday evening, entering the homestretch of a fundraising effort that began in 2010.
    June 13, 2013 - Indianapolis Business Journal
  • Mountain Home head baseball coach search narrowed to six
    The search for the next head baseball coach at Mountain Home High School is in the homestretch with a field of 26 applicants narrowed to six finalists.
    June 11, 2013 - Baxter Bulletin

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Charleston Gazette
    Tonight I need your help to continue this journey,Clinton told the Civic Center throng. "We are in the homestretch."
  • Mike Woodson in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    I'm just glad we won,explained Hawks head coach Mike Woodson. "That's what is important as we come down the homestretch of these last 27 games. It's one game at a time, and we're still in the hunt. We're trying to stay on track and win...
  • Chris Bosh in 940 News
    We're in the homestretch of the season, I hope we're not doubting ourselves,Bosh said. "We just have to get more confidence, guys just have to step up and make shots, dribble to the basket, makes plays, get to the free-throw line, put...

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