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tag end

the last or final part of something:
They came in at the tag end of the performance.
a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.
Origin of tag end
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But what I object to most is the 'let-down' at the tag-end of each of these yarns.

    The Wood Fire in No. 3 F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Are you not ashamed of yourself to keep this news for a tag-end?

    I, Thou, and the Other One Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • Anvhar was his universe—how could he even imagine it as a tag-end planet at the outer limb of creation?

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • I'm about the tag-end of our set, anyhow, in matters of dress.

  • Everything, and she dug impatiently in the sand with scooping fingers—everything has been left at a tag-end.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • Hood and all—it's of white bunny—he looks like the tag-end of an importer's mark-down sale, and his idioms match the rest of him.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Practice was not so much subordinated to knowledge as treated as a kind of tag-end or aftermath of knowledge.

British Dictionary definitions for tag-end

tag end

the last part of something: the tag end of the day
a loose end of cloth, thread, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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