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tag end

noun
1.
the last or final part of something:
They came in at the tag end of the performance.
2.
a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.
Origin of tag end
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • I will look through the tag end of these notes and I think we have reached the end.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • It was the tag end o' June—an' in June cemeteries seems like somewheres else.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale
  • As a last resort, Stearns had secured the postponement of the two miles to the tag end of the afternoon.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • This came at the tag end of the storm,—on the third day, in fact.

    West Wind Drift George Barr McCutcheon
  • There were two out, a man on first and the tag end of the batting list was in sight.

    The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Women have been used to getting more or less the tag end of things for some thousands of years.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • And now nothing at all left but a tag end, a bit of the peroration, the last words of the final summing-up.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • It was Major Putnam Stone, and as he entered the door he caught the tag end of what one of us was saying.

    The Escape of Mr. Trimm Irvin S. Cobb
  • There was just a tag end of a radio call, that ended in a shot.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • There'll be a tag end of the afternoon when Pontifex hath done his worst, and I—wish to do something else.

    Wilderness of Spring Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for tag end

tag end

noun
1.
the last part of something: the tag end of the day
2.
a loose end of cloth, thread, etc
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