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loose ends

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloose endsloose endsFINISH DOING somethingparts of something that have not been completed or correctly done We’ve nearly finished, but there are still a few loose ends to be tied up (=dealt with or completed). loose
Examples from the Corpus
loose endsJoey Bonanza doesn't like loose ends.Unlike real life, the classic mystery has no loose ends.The many loose ends and unanswered questions continue to prolong their suffering.But when the loose ends begin to jell, Smith is back on track with an interesting story.He could not tell whether they were broken ends, or perhaps the loose ends from underwater knots that had come undone.There were still loose ends in her working week so her sister Sarah took it upon herself to tie them up.It certainly seemed as though he was tying up all the loose ends of his life.Nothing remained but to tie up the loose ends of the dispute.
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