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Definition of "fag-end" [fag•-end]

  • Last remnant (noun)
  • Frayed end of a length of cloth or rope (noun)
  • The unsmoked end of a cigarette or cigar (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "fag-end" in a sentence
  • "Eurosport's coverage was a non-studio affair, reducing Wayne and Stewart to faceless voices and hurling us straight into the fag-end of the opening ceremony, which with London 2012 looming like an embarrassing family party, became unnaturally interesting."
  • "They were part of a digression in a talk I gave to the 1970 Exeter conference on children’s literature, and if I’d realised then what a powder-keg I was throwing my fag-end of thought into I would have kept my trap shut."
  • "But you'd be wrong: this was the fag-end of the Clinton era, when Democrats were as mesmerised by financial markets as Republicans and the word "unregulated" was seen as go-ahead and exciting rather than worrying."