the last or final part of something: They came in at the tag end of the performance.
a random scrap, fragment, or remnant.
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How to use tag end in a sentence
It was Major Putnam Stone, and as he entered the door he caught the tag end of what one of us was saying.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
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
Practice was not so much subordinated to knowledge as treated as a kind of tag-end or aftermath of knowledge.Democracy and Education | John Dewey
I will look through the tag end of these notes and I think we have reached the end.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
At first, even with my fingers on every tag end of information that came out of the terrible area, it was an unnoticeable change.Of Stegner's Folly | Richard S. Shaver
British Dictionary definitions for tag end
the last part of something: the tag end of the day
a loose end of cloth, thread, etc
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