Irish pennant

Irish pennant
   a loose end
   In both the literal and the figurative senses:
    Always loose ends. You know what they call them in the Navy? Irish pennants. (Sanders, 1985)

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  • Irish pennant — Naut. Slang (sometimes offensive). 1. an unwhipped rope end. 2. any strand or rope end left hanging untidily. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

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