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loose ends

the last few details that need to be finished or explained in order for something to be complete The job's nearly done. I'm just tying up one or two loose ends at the moment.
See cut loose, Hang loose!
See also: end, loose

loose ends

Unfinished details, incomplete business. For example, We've not quite finished the project; there are still some loose ends. This expression alludes to the ends of a rope or cable that should be fastened. [Mid-1800s] Also see at loose ends.
See also: end, loose
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AN inquiry in to whether Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi breached the ministerial code will pick up any loose ends, Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday.
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While summarizing lessons is of course important, it is the loose ends that encourage thinking to continue.
But when two people tie their loose ends together, they tie a knot and call it love.