To bring up the rear
Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster]

{Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}.

{Rear front} (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.

{Rear guard} (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also figuratively.

{Rear line} (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.

{Rear rank} (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops which is in the rear, or last in order.

{Rear sight} (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.

{To bring up the rear}, to come last or behind. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bring up the rear — phrasal : to come last or behind * * * bring up the rear To come last • • • Main Entry: ↑bring bring up the rear To come last (in a procession, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑rear * * * bring up the rear phrase …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring up the rear — {v. phr.} 1. To come last in a march, parade, or procession; end a line. * /The fire truck with Santa on it brought up the rear of the Christmas parade./ * /The governor and his staff brought up the rear of the parade./ 2. {informal} To do least… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring up the rear — {v. phr.} 1. To come last in a march, parade, or procession; end a line. * /The fire truck with Santa on it brought up the rear of the Christmas parade./ * /The governor and his staff brought up the rear of the parade./ 2. {informal} To do least… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring up the rear — to be at the back of a group of people moving from one place to another. They walked down the hall, with Ray bringing up the rear …   New idioms dictionary

  • bring up the rear — to be the last in a line or group Mother led the way, with the children bringing up the rear …   English dictionary

  • bring\ up\ the\ rear — v. phr. 1. To come last in a march, parade, or procession; end a line. The fire truck with Santa on it brought up the rear of the Christmas parade. The governor and his staff brought up the rear of the parade. 2. informal To do least well; do the …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bring up the rear — idi to be at the end; follow behind …   From formal English to slang

  • bring up the rear — phrasal to come last or behind …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • To bring up — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bring up any one with a round turn — Bring Bring, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bringing}.] [OE. bringen, AS. bringan; akin to OS. brengian, D. brengen, Fries. brenga, OHG. bringan, G. bringen, Goth. briggan.] 1. To convey to the place where the speaker is or is to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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