tail end

the hinder or rear part of anything.
the concluding or final part or section; tag end: the tail end of a lecture.

1350–1400; Middle English

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tail end
the last, endmost, or final part

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Idioms & Phrases

tail end

  1. The rear or hindmost part, as in Douglas was at the tail end of the academic procession. [Mid-1700s]

  2. The very end, the conclusion, as in Only at the tail end of his speech did he thank his sponsors. [Mid-1800s]

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Example sentences
We're still technically in the tail end of the last ice age.
If the string is too long, the tail end of the data overwrites the program's
  own code.
The jumbo batteries would then power motors, which would drive counter-rotating
  propellers at the plane's tail end.
Maybe you were at the tail end of his e-mail pile and he was fed up with
  reporters trying to game him.
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