on end
phrasal without a stop or letup <
it rained for days on end
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  • On end — End End ([e^]nd), n. [OE. & AS. ende; akin to OS. endi, D. einde, eind, OHG. enti, G. ende, Icel. endir, endi, Sw. [ a]nde, Dan. ende, Goth. andeis, Skr. anta. [root]208. Cf. {Ante }, {Anti }, {Answer}.] 1. The extreme or last point or part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on end — adverb a) remarkably long; continuously These batteries last for hours on end. b) upright; erect; endways How silent, on the other hand, lie all Cotton trades and such like; not a steeple chimney …   Wiktionary

  • on end — {adj. phr.} Seemingly endless. Used with plural nouns of time. * /Judy spent hours on end writing and rewriting her essay./ * /During July and August there was no rain for weeks on end./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on end — {adj. phr.} Seemingly endless. Used with plural nouns of time. * /Judy spent hours on end writing and rewriting her essay./ * /During July and August there was no rain for weeks on end./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • End on End — Infobox Album | Name = End on End Type = Album Artist = Rites of Spring Released = 1991 Recorded = February 1985, January 1986 Genre = Emocore Length = 51:57 Label = Dischord Producer = Ian MacKaye Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5… …   Wikipedia

  • end-on-end — adjective Woven with alternating parallel threads of two colours …   Wiktionary

  • for days on end — {adv. phr.} For a long time; for many days. * /The American tourists tried to get used to Scottish pronunciation for days on end, but still couldn t understand what the Scots were saying./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for days on end — {adv. phr.} For a long time; for many days. * /The American tourists tried to get used to Scottish pronunciation for days on end, but still couldn t understand what the Scots were saying./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for hours on end — {adv. phr.} For many hours; for a very long time. * /We have been trying to get this computer going for hours on end, but we need serious professional help./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for hours on end — {adv. phr.} For many hours; for a very long time. * /We have been trying to get this computer going for hours on end, but we need serious professional help./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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