Burnett said that Aguigui called the killings a “loose end.”
“A loose end is one way that Isaac put it,” said Burnett at his guilty-plea hearing.
I shouldn't be just somebody he remembered when he was at a loose end—now.
He struck the horse over the flank with the loose end of the halter rein.
In struggling to regain his grip on the plane, he lost the loose end of his leggins.
"I have it with me," replied Sallette, shaking the loose end of the bag.
One of the hands, who had been ordered aloft on some errand of securing a loose end, presented a curious sight.
Yet I felt guilty, and was afraid to look at him, and remained at a loose end all day.
The crew maneuvered until they came along side the target and then caught the loose end of the cable.
After all, I reflected, I was at a loose end, and where I went did not matter to anybody.