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:
1810–20

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

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Example sentences
The line was threaded around a thimble and the tag end folded back upon itself.
To rig a drop shot simply tie on a hook using extra line to create a longer than normal tag end.
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