tail end


noun

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

Origin of tail end

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for tail end

tail end


noun

the last, endmost, or final part
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Idioms and Phrases with tail end

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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