from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A minor unresolved problem or difficulty, especially a final detail preceding the completion of something.
- idiom (at loose ends) Without a clear purpose or regular occupation; unsettled in one's affairs.
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- noun The end of a
ropethat has not been fastened.
- noun idiomatic, by extension A small
jobthat needs to be done, or minor problemthat needs to be resolved, before a taskcan be considered complete.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun work that is left incomplete
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