English version

a sting in the tail

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha sting in the taila sting in the tailSURPRISEDif a story, event, or announcement has a sting in its tail, there is an unpleasant part at the end of it sting
Examples from the Corpus
a sting in the tailMy stories from Lesbos seemed to carry a sting in the tail for both cultures.An omelette of rumour, speculation and downright lies, with many a sting in the tail.But there's a sting in the tail.And there was a sting in the tail, he warned finally.
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