fag-end

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fag-end (plural fag-ends)

  1. last remnant
    • 1898, Joseph Conrad, Youth
      He was out of his mind; completely and for ever mad, with this sudden shock coming upon the fag-end of his endurance.
    • 1981, New Scientist, 22nd Oct. issue, Fresh Air at Brighton, page 265
      But spatchcocked into the proceedings at the fag-end of the morning was a crisp and useful debate on toxic substances.
  2. frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
  3. The unsmoked end of a cigarette or cigar

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