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tag\ end
• tag end
• tail end
noun informal
the end, farthest to the rear, last in line, nearest the bottom, or least important.

John was at the tail end of his class.

Mary's part in the play came at the tag end, and she got bored waiting.

Bill waited at the crossing for the tag end of a freight to go by.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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