Definition of tag end in English:

tag end


North American
  • The last remaining part of something.

    ‘the tag end of the season’
    • ‘For me, Ed helped to make sense of that too rarely cited tag end of Thomas's definition of our species, Animal rationale et risibile.’
    • ‘As, Barton Biggs, the economic strategist with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, commented recently: ‘If inflation is almost non-existent at the tag end of a boom, what will happen during the recession?’’
    • ‘Now with a very sharp blade, trim the tag end right back to the whipping, if there are any stray ends, quickly pass a cigarette lighter over where the tag end comes through the whipping, effectively singeing away any loose strands.’
    • ‘Snug the knot up until it is of a size which will allow the hook to swing freely, pass the tag end of line though the crimp and snug it down close to the knot.’
    • ‘There was no sign of his son anywhere among the tag ends of the harvest.’
    • ‘It had seemed like just an idea, only a couple of hours at the tag end of another of my travels.’
    • ‘Its spiritual home is somewhere between the tag end of the 1960s and that bit of the early 1970s where waif-like girls pointed at balloons in an effort to advertise bread that made you thinner.’
    • ‘For the ultimate in simplicity, we also developed a fail-safe method of dealing with the tag end of a finished bimini.’
    • ‘The AFP writer and photographer got to the scene ‘in time’ to get photos of the tag end of the fight.’
    • ‘Now pull the loop shorter through the granny knot to leave just an inch or so of loop and a short tag end.’
    • ‘Trimming the tag end of the knot or even simply cutting it can pose a problem for anglers more used to snipping monofilament.’
    • ‘To our right, over the Atlantic, orange lightning glowed over the horizon from the tag end of yesterday's storm.’
    • ‘Tease the knot down to a size where the hook has just sufficient room to swing freely, pass the tag end through the crimp and use the cup to cup pliers to crimp hard.’
    • ‘So it will be my way of talking about this tag end of the twentieth century and what it means to be an American.’
    • ‘Instead, have a doubled piece of whipping twine handy and after pulling the tag end of the mono down between the two standing parts, as it were, make a half-hitch around them with the length of whipping twine to jam the tag end in place.’
    • ‘The strongest way to crimp is to pass the wire through the crimp, then through the swivel or hook eye, bring it back through the crimp a second time, then push the tag end of the wire inside the crimp's body a third time, then close the crimp.’
    extremity, furthermost part, limit, margin, edge, border, boundary, periphery
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tag end

/ˈtaɡ ˌend/