Meaning of seventh-inning stretch

sev'enth-inn•ing stretch'

Pronunciation: (sev'unth-in"ing, -in'-), [key]
  1. a point in the game when spectators rise from their seats to relax by stretching their legs, usually after six and one-half innings.
  2. any point or period of pause, rest, reconsideration, or the like.
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