In the deceptively mild words of John Whittingdale, chairman of the committee, the MPs now want to “tie up a few loose ends.”
Baum asked about ropes such as Valle said would be used to tie up victims.
The transfer inflatable boats are struggling to tie up to the escort boats.
No matter how I proceeded, I would not be able to tie up its myriad strands.
As I packed up to leave Philadelphia, I decided to tie up loose ends, including Shon.
"I'll discharge you the moment we tie up at the dock in San Francisco," Skinner stormed.
At sunset it is necessary to tie up, or anchor, in the stream.
Stand them on a bed of ashes in a sheltered position, and when the flower-stems appear, stake and tie up carefully.
We'll tie up the business of the whole United States, by God!
If you prefer to colour them red, tie up some cochineal in thin muslin bags.
"that with which anything is tied," Old English teag, from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cf. Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cf. Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).
Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, American English.
Old English tigan, tiegan, from the source of tie (n.). Related: Tied; tying. Tie-dye first attested 1904. Tie one on "get drunk" is recorded from 1951. In the noun sense of "connection," tie-in dates from 1934.
To get drunk; go on a spree (1940s+)