tail end

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tail +‎ end

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tail end (plural tail ends)

  1. The rear end of anything; of a person or animal, the butt, buttocks; hindquarters, rump.
  2. (figuratively) The last part of a period of time, event, or situation; the concluding or final part.
    At the tail end of summer. The tail end of a lecture. The tail end of a conversation.

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