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A detail that is not yet settled or explained:‘Mark arrived back at his office to tie up any loose ends’
- ‘As Daphne departs on Sunday with the two children, Seamus is remaining on to tie up loose ends and follow on later.’
- ‘It is time to complete professional projects and tie up loose ends today.’
- ‘The weather's turned cold, and I've been racing around trying to get lots of loose ends tied up before Christmas.’
- ‘On Saturday morning, despite not all the loose ends being tied up, we were allowed into the building.’
- ‘A small number have been kept on to tie up loose ends before it permanently closes its doors next month.’
- ‘I said I wanted to leave them with one thought which I hoped would tie up any loose ends.’
- ‘There is so much work to be done, a few loose ends need tying up before I can move on.’
- ‘She then intends to write a book to tie up the loose ends and reveal what happens to her characters.’
- ‘Those who like their loose ends tied should probably give it a miss, but if you're prepared to go with the flow, this is thrilling stuff.’
- ‘I'll be back, either later today or first thing tomorrow, to tie up a few loose ends and thank a few people.’
- ‘I have many things to sort out and many loose ends to tie up - so to speak.’
- ‘It is time to complete professional projects and tie up loose ends in any aspect today.’
- ‘We have a few loose ends to tie up first, much of which will happen over the next 7 to 10 days.’
- ‘Last week was hectic, but, between trips to Switzerland to tie up loose ends, he did keep up with domestic news.’
- ‘The screenplay was so carefully written that everything is explained, loose ends are tied up.’
- ‘The ending is a bit abrupt, not making enough effort to tie the loose ends together.’
- ‘The source said the deal was supposed to be finalised last week but the two parties are still working on tying up loose ends.’
- ‘I know working together with you and your family would be beneficial, but I had to tie up some loose ends first.’
- ‘The plot does not follow a straight path whereby all the loose ends are tied up and everything finally starts to make sense.’
- ‘It had been a few hours since he had awoke that morning and the first thing that crossed his mind was to tie up loose ends.’
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