on end

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on end

  1. (idiomatic) without interruption, without stopping, continuously
    These batteries last for hours on end.
    • 1964 July, Mary Allen, “A Woman's View of the New Coaches”, in Modern Railways, page 9:
      The arrangement of some seats facing and some one behind the other, bus fashion, seems a sensible compromise; I am one of those who do not enjoy staring at my fellow travellers for perhaps hours on end.
  2. upright; erect; endways


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