home straight

home straight
Sport dirittura d'arrivo

in the home straight fig — quasi arrivato (-a)


English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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  • straight — [[t]stre͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦ straighter, straightest, straights 1) ADJ GRADED A straight line or edge continues in the same direction and does not bend or curve. Keep the boat in a straight line... Using the straight edge as a guide, trim the cloth to… …   English dictionary

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