tail end


Definition of tail end

1 : the concluding period the tail end of the session
2 : buttocks, rump
3 : the hindmost end

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Examples of tail end in a Sentence

all I saw was his tail end vanishing around the door

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The industry was at the tail end of a lengthy metamorphosis. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Building the Wind Turbines Was Easy. The Hard Part Was Plugging Them In," 22 June 2019 The memories are faint, but Stone Jr. still recalls sitting in club-level seats at the Oakland Coliseum and watching the tail end of his father’s pro career. Theo Lawson, The Seattle Times, "Ron Stone Jr. or R.J.? He doesn’t care what you call him, but he wants to make a name for himself at Washington State," 12 Apr. 2019 July marks the tail end of mating season, when the reptiles are particularly aggressive and territorial, sheriff's office spokesman Fred Jones told The Post on Tuesday. Alex Horton, Anchorage Daily News, "An alligator trapped a teenage girl in a tree. Then a deputy arrived with an AR-15.," 4 July 2018 According to Wagner, in the past fiscal year, covering the tail end of Obama’s term and most of Trump’s first year, 14 percent of HHS calls were not returned. Salvador Rizzo, Washington Post, "Fact-checking immigration spin on separating families and 1,500 ‘lost’ children," 30 May 2018 The 2018 graduation season ushers into the workforce the tail end of the largest American generation of all time. Rick Montgomery, chicagotribune.com, "What companies want: millennials. What they’re offering: massages, student loan help," 1 May 2018 The 2018 graduation season ushers into the workforce the tail end of the largest American generation of all time. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "What companies want: millennials. What they're offering: massages, student loan help | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 Winogrand’s time came at the tail end of the dominance of black and white in serious photography. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Garry Winogrand, that master of black-and-white, was a master of color, too," 20 June 2019 Rating: 5/10 Despite being hampered by injuries during his loan spell, Forest are reportedly keen to sign Sam Byram, with manager Martin O’Neill happy with the player’s performances at the tail end of the season. SI.com, "West Ham Loan Players: How They Got on Away From the London Stadium During the 2018/19 Season," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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