Burnett said that Aguigui called the killings a “loose end.”
“A loose end is one way that Isaac put it,” said Burnett at his guilty-plea hearing.
I shouldn't be just somebody he remembered when he was at a loose end—now.
"I have it with me," replied Sallette, shaking the loose end of the bag.
In struggling to regain his grip on the plane, he lost the loose end of his leggins.
Yet I felt guilty, and was afraid to look at him, and remained at a loose end all day.
One of the hands, who had been ordered aloft on some errand of securing a loose end, presented a curious sight.
After all, I reflected, I was at a loose end, and where I went did not matter to anybody.
The crew maneuvered until they came along side the target and then caught the loose end of the cable.
He struck the horse over the flank with the loose end of the halter rein.