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fag

Brit (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
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Then there are those morons who empty their detritus out their cars as they motor along without caring too much where it lands, even if it's lit fag-end. What goes on in their tiny heads?
"If the bin is full they must take steps to empty them and ensure that the pavement is fag-end free!
THE FAG-END IS THE LAST PART OR REMNANT OF SOMETHING.
He yawned, dumped his fag-end into his glass and slept a troubled sleep, Tomorrow a new day, another way forward to another night, like this one, Someday soon it would be over, and perhaps he would sleep the longest night, Who would know - Who would care?
We stand at the fag-end of an ancient tradition of puffing with pride.
It seems a discarded fag-end is more important to the council than dog dirt in its cemeteries
He held up a lighted cigarette and cheerfully indicated that he would happily perform a de-ticking operation with a glowing fag-end should I require it.
How fitting that the final image at the fag-end of this fagged- out, sleaze-ridden Government is of greedy Tory MPs grabbing brown envelopes full of pounds 50 notes and stuffing them into their back pockets.
Hunter concludes this chapter where he began, with a long passage from Malcolm Muggeridge's 1977 address, a very moving meditation of an old man nearing death on being a participant in God's creation even at the fag-end of life, on how we shut ourselves off from the wonderful light that awaits us, on the folly of hubris and the need for abandonment to God's purpose for men.
Meanwhile, phutti (seed-cotton) supplies are fast dwindling and the third and last picking is almost at its fag-end because very little unpicked cotton is left in the fields.
The rupee Thursday ended almost flat at 72.59 against the US dollar after strong initial gains were erased by fag-end dollar demand from importers despite government measures to stem currency volatility.
A spectacular fag-end rally in select frontline counters alongwith hectic short-covering mainly helped the equity markets to overcome the implied volatility of option expiring and extend their winning run for the second straight day.