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Having successfully achieved or being within sight of achieving one's objective.‘at 7–0 they should have been home free’
- ‘But campaigners for the new skatepark are still not home and dry yet because the plans must now be passed by the current tenants of the land, Chippenham Town Council.’
- ‘When we get done up there, we'll be home free… free to do what we want to do as a couple.’
- ‘It appeared rather too little too late for the visitors as within less than ten minutes of the restart City looked home and dry.’
- ‘If we can get our kids to age 21 without smoking or using illegal drugs or abusing alcohol, they're almost certain to be home free.’
- ‘However we still weren't home and dry as all we actually bought was 10,000 sq. metres of complete isolation and a ruin without water or electricity!’
- ‘They may be home free after the first cancer, but they remain at high risk of developing a second lung cancer four years, six years, even 10 years later.’
- ‘They think they can just go into a new relationship - or stay on their own - and they'll be home free.’
- ‘A seven-minute flurry of activity settled this contest, however, Kilmarnock finding themselves home and dry with two clinical finishes before the break.’
- ‘Federal were far from home and hosed however as their batting line up lacked the regular faces, Graham and Michael Smith, Tom Clemens and Brendan Martin.’
- ‘I've got my healthy meals ordered for tomorrow, so I just have to get through tonight and tomorrow afternoon and I'll be home free.’
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