Definition of loose end noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


loose end

BrE BrE//ˌluːs ˈend//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌluːs ˈend//
[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 a loose end (British English) (usually North American English at loose ends)
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    having nothing to do and not knowing what you want to do Come and see us, if you're at a loose end.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: loose end

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