on end
phrasal without a stop or letup <
it rained for days on end
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 — {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

  • 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

  • A World on End — Infobox Album | Name = A World on End Type = EP Artist = Katsu Released = 2006 Recorded = Genre = Rock Length = 29:01 Label = Saturation Acres Music Producer = Bret Alexander, Dave Goodermuth, Dennis Fallon, Dennis Fallon, Bill Filer Reviews =… …   Wikipedia

  • hair stand on end — {informal} The hair of your head rises stiffly upwards as a sign or result of great fright or horror. * /When he heard the strange cry, his hair stood on end./ * /The sight of the dead man made his hair stand on end./ Compare: BLOOD RUN COLD,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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