English Idioms with word end

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at the end of the day when one has considered everything I know he has his faults, but at the end of the day he’s the only man who can do the job properly.
get hold of the wrong end of the stick misunderstand the meaning, intention, situation totally No, no, I said exactly the opposite! It’s just like Chris to get hold of the wrong end of the stick.
go off at the deep end (informal) lose control and become angry When father heard that I’d given up medicine, he went off at the deep end.
in the end at last, after other things have happened Brian didn’t want to chair the committee, but in the end we were able to convince him.
make (both) ends meet manage with the money one earns or has How can anyone make both ends meet on €$200 a week?
to no end in vain, for nothing He tried to convince his boss that he was telling the truth, but it was all to no end. He didn’t believe him.
at the end of one's tether in a position where one has no more patience, hope etc. Husband is out of work, children ill - poor Betty must be at the end of her tether.
at a loose end having nothing to do I feel at a loose end, now that the term has finished.
be the end of the world be a total disaster If I didn't get this job, it wouldn't be the end of the world, because I've got two other offers.
keep one's end up continue to be in good spirits even when one is depressed, sad, disappointed etc. Bad luck but keep your end up, there will be other opportunities soon.
no end of very many / much There was no end of argument at the meeting.
on end continuously She studies for hours on end.
tie / clear up loose ends complete small matters / jobs; attend to matters, questions that are still to be decided I still have quite a few loose ends to tie up at the office before I go on holiday.
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