tail end


Definition of tail end

1 : the concluding period the tail end of the session
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
Recent Examples on the Web He was born to Frances Veronica Blaney and Philip George Blaney on August 31, 1944, at the tail end of World War II. courant.com, "Michael C. Blaney," 3 Nov. 2019 At the tail end of the championship season, the Blazers started a remarkable run that lasted all the way until 1995, hosting 814 consecutive sellouts, the most in major league sports history. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "From humble beginnings to Blazermania: Portland Trail Blazers embark on 50th season," 23 Oct. 2019 Carvalho's is likely a familiar name to anyone who pays attention to the various wonderkid lists that emerge at the tail end of every calendar year, as the Fulham starlet has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of years. SI.com, "6 Youngsters That Liverpool Could Sign as Part of Youth Recruitment Drive," 13 Oct. 2019 Batterton returned for the tail end of the season, including the postseason. Pomerado News, "Volleyball keeps Eagles’ Batterton smiling while adjusting to life without gluten," 28 Aug. 2019 Hourly pay was good for the tail end of the Depression: 50 cents, rising to a heady $1.25 for a skilled sculptor. The Economist, "The last man to have built Mount Rushmore," 1 Aug. 2019 But first, the tail end of the tedious July news drought. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Origin makes a PC with every modern console inside, Netflix's Witcher trailer," 26 July 2019 Right now were at the tail end of cherry season (which lasts from May through August), so now's the time to make the most of the fruit. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "17 Delicious Ways to Cook With Cherries," 8 Aug. 2018 The tail end of the storm will move out Monday, but the winter-like weather is not over for Milwaukee and areas to the north. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spring storm brings ice and snow to Milwaukee and eastern Wisconsin," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of tail end

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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