The tail end 末端

A whale in the sea Image copyright bbc
Image caption The distinctive tail of a whale in the sea!


The tail end 就是某物或某事的末端或結尾。


The tail end of the storm caused the most damage.

She didn't thank her colleagues until the tail end of her long leaving speech.

We didn't find out the name of the killer until the tail end of the story.


如果你做某事最後的結局是 your tail between your legs 的狀態,就是說你做某事失敗了或者是做錯了,非常尷尬難堪、無地自容的狀態。


Tom left the meeting with his tail between his legs after failing to impress the staff with his plans for the future.