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Definition of loose end noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

loose end

 noun
noun
 
[usually plural]
 
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  • a part of something, such as a story, that has not been completely finished or explained The play has too many loose ends. There are still a few loose ends to tie up (= a few things to finish).
  • Idioms
    at loose ends/at a loose end
     
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    having nothing to do and not knowing what you want to do Come and see us, if you're at loose ends.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: loose end