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be bringing up the rear

To move last in a group of people. I was so tired at the end of the race that I was bringing up the rear.
See also: bring, rear, up

be bringing up the rear

If a person or vehicle is bringing up the rear, they are the last person or vehicle in a moving line of them. There were several police motorcyclists bringing up the rear of the procession. The soldiers followed, Kirov bringing up the rear.
See also: bring, rear, up