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loose ends

The aspects of something that are unresolved or unfinished. I just need to tie up a few loose ends before I put the house up for sale. My thesis is almost done—the only loose ends are formatting and proofreading. I have a few loose ends I want to address before I move out West.
See also: end, loose

*some loose ends

Fig. some things that are not yet finished; some problems not yet solved. (*Typically: are ~; have ~; leave~; tie ~ up; take care of ~.) I have to stay in town this weekend and tie up some loose ends.
See also: end, loose
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After she had studied their answers, she said things like 'You like to have everything worked out, but you' -a colleague -'are able to leave some loose ends. You like cheerful worship, but you like it solemn and formal.' And so on.