final, relatively minor matters still to be taken care of
Origin of loose endsfrom the ends of a spliced rope
loose ends Idioms
at loose ends
Origin of loose endsorig., naut., with reference to rope
- in an unsettled, disorganized, or confused condition
- without anything definite to do
(normally plural, singular loose end)
- (idiomatic) Leftover items that have not been addressed or attended to.
- I would have liked to stay later and tie up some of the loose ends.