tie up loose ends

idiom

: to complete the parts of something that have not been completed
We still have to tie up some loose ends of the project.
The writer ties up all the loose ends at the end of the story.

Examples of tie up loose ends in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shaken from the death of her beloved mother, Jessica is forced to visit her estranged aunt and uncle’s farm to tie up loose ends in her mother’s will. Josie Howell | , al, 17 Apr. 2023 Another court hearing is planned for Dec. 9, presumably to tie up loose ends and financial concerns. Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2021 After receiving potentially life-changing news, Costello attempts to tie up loose ends but slowly reignites bad habits. Olivia McCormack, Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, jot down notes in your Notes app, or just give yourself a few weeks to tie up loose ends and sit with your feelings about The Year That Twitter Imploded. The Astrotwins, ELLE, 1 Jan. 2023 Stepping back into the role also gave him the opportunity to tie up loose ends for his Peter Parker. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2022 Tommy Shelby is ready to tie up loose ends. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 2 Jan. 2022 Nicki approached this not as Andy — as someone trying to tie up loose ends and bring the season’s story lines to a close — but as one of the fans. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021 The Paleys will then take the month of December to sell off equipment, tie up loose ends and prepare the restaurant’s 116-year-old building for sale. oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2021

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“Tie up loose ends.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tie%20up%20loose%20ends. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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