loose end

noun
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of loose end

1 : something left hanging loose
2 : a fragment of unfinished business usually used in plural
  • tying up loose ends

Examples of loose end in a Sentence

  1. We still have one more loose end to deal with before we're finished with the project.

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First Known Use of loose end

1546

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of loose end for English Language Learners

  • : a part of something (such as a job or story) that has not been completed


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