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    House and home idioms

    If someone knows the definition of the idiom "on the home straight" please let me know... thanx

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    Re: House and home idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Melisa85 View Post
    If someone knows the definition of the idiom "on the home straight" please let me know... thanx
    It means 'on the last part of the journey', almost there.

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    Re: House and home idioms

    (On a running track, a 400m runner runs round the first bend and into the 'back straight. Then round another bend and into the 'home straight'.)

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    Re: House and home idioms

    I've never heard of that one.

    Sure it isn't "on the home front"?

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    Re: House and home idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    I've never heard of that one.

    Sure it isn't "on the home front"?
    "On the home front" is very different, see here:
    Home Front ... World War II

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    Re: House and home idioms

    In AmE, we say "home stretch" rather than "home straight."

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    Re: House and home idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, we say "home stretch" rather than "home straight."

    Ah, OK, As Ronbee said to me some time ago, "divided by a common language".

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